Cape York

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Cape York is the northernmost point of Australia. It was named by Lieutenant James Cook in 1770 after the Duke of York.[1] From the tip, it is about 160 km to New Guinea across the islands, coral reefs and sand banks of Torres Strait.

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  1. Frith, D.W., Frith, C.B. (1995). Cape York Peninsula: A Natural History. Chatswood: Reed Books Australia. Reprinted with amendments in 2006. ISBN 0-7301-0469-9.