Cook Shire

Cook Shire, an area of 106,121 sq km, comprises much of Cape York Peninsula, extending northwards from Ayton on the east coast and from a little north of Pormpuraaw on the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Weipa township has been severed from the shire, along with Aurukun, Hope Vale, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Mapoon, Naprunum, Northern Peninsula Area and Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council areas.

Further Reading: 

Hector Holthouse, The Australian geographic book of Cape York, Terrey Hills, Australian Geographic Pty Ltd, 1991

Ron and Viv Moon, Cape York: an adventurer's guide, Pearcedale, Moon Adventure Publications, 10th edition, 2005

Glenville Pike, Queen of the north: a pictorial history of Cooktown and Cape York Peninsula, Mareeba, Pinevale, 1979

Percy Trezise, Quinkan country: adventures in search of Aboriginal cave paintings in Cape York, Sydney, Reed, 1969

Aurukun, Bamaga, Cooktown, Dry Tropics, Palmer River, Weipa and Wet Tropics entries


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