Carpentaria



Gulf of, a gulf on the coast of N Australia. About 480 miles (775 km) long; about 300 miles (485 km) wide.
Historical Examples

These desirable objects I expected to accomplish before the approach of the monsoon would call me into the Gulf of Carpentaria.
A Voyage to Terra Australis Matthew Flinders

Settlements have been established on the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Explorations in Australia John Forrest

Henceforward, the Gulph of Carpentaria will take its station amongst the conspicuous parts of the globe in a decided character.
A Voyage to Terra Australis Volume 2 Matthew Flinders

Carpentaria: supposed strait from gulf to Southern Australia.
Terre Napoleon Ernest Scott

In the Gulph of Carpentaria, we did not observe any other than the koro, or grey slug.
A Voyage to Terra Australis Volume 2 Matthew Flinders

The shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria have undergone a minute examination.
The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders Ernest Scott

The immense gulf of Carpentaria was unknown, except a very small portion of its eastern side.
Robert Kerr’s General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18 William Stevenson

Examination of the coast on the east side of the Gulph of Carpentaria.
A Voyage to Terra Australis Matthew Flinders

Between the Carpentaria a considerable portion is rangy, but well watered and richly grassed.
Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia William John Wills

I was unaware of the very existence of the great Gulf of Carpentaria.
The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont Louis de Rougemont

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Gulf of Carpentaria, a shallow inlet of the Arafura Sea, in N Australia between Arnhem Land and Cape York Peninsula

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