"Thursday Island - In the Torres Strait" Thursday Island by MikeAtSea

Thursday Island Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 32 photos

Thursday Island is Queensland?s most northerly administration centre, off the tip of Cape York Peninsula in the Torres Strait. It is 1,600 kilometres by air north of Brisbane.
A colourful outpost, Thursday
Island retains its majority of native islanders with a mix of Malays, Polynesians, Chinese and Japanese.
The township of Thursday Island nestles in the protective embrace of the Prince of Wales group of islands in the Torres Strait. T.I., as the island is affectionately known, was settled in 1877 and was chosen for
its close proximity to the main shipping channel and its well sheltered port. With a population today of some 3,500, the island has an interesting history and was once the base for a fleet of 150 pearling luggers as well as a busy trading port.

  • Last visit to Thursday Island: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • May 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Is there any motels or motels that tourists can stay at on Thursday Island?

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    Jan 22, 2007 at 6:24 AM

    Interesting name for a place, wonder if there is Wednesday Island somewhere :) A less travelled place, thanks for sharing. Another cool page.

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    Jan 14, 2007 at 9:32 AM

    interesting page about an interesting place

  • saraheg77's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2005 at 11:04 AM

    Thanks for the tips! Love the koala! I may be moving to Australia in May! =) Hope you're having a great birthday! Sarah =)

  • thecatsmeow's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2005 at 8:40 PM

    Thanks again for the tour Mike. This is what I like most about VT seeing places through other peoples eyes. =^oo^=


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