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Gulf of Carpentaria

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Name Gulf of Carpentaria
Type Designation Gulf
Place Id 13322
Place Type Feature
Status Recorded
Date Registered
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -13° 23' S (Decimal degrees -13.3879)
Longitude: 137° 26' E (Decimal degrees 137.4441)
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Locality / Suburb  
  East Arnhem
  Pellew Islands
Local Government Area  
History/Origin In April 1644, Tasman named the Gulf after Pieter de Carpentier, a Councillor of the Dutch East India Company and Governor General of the Dutch East Indies (1623 - 1627).

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