Gulf Country, Queensland

The Gulf Country is characterised by numerous turbulent wet-season rivers that pass over coastal lowlands to the Gulf of Carpentaria, but the headwaters are far distant. Beginning from the Northern Territory border there is the Nicholson River, fed by tributaries from Lawn Hill (Boodjamulla) National Park and by the Gregory River from Riversleigh World Heritage area. Moving east, and then north into the Cape York Peninsula, there are:

Further Reading: 

Sue Neales, The Gulf Country, Terry Hills, NSW, Australian Geographic Ltd, 2000

Dick Eussen, Australia's Gulf Country, Adelaide, Rigby Ltd, 1976

Tony Roberts, Frontier justice: a history of the Gulf Country to 1900, St Lucia, UQP, 2005

Burke, Carpentaria, Cloncurry, Croydon, Doomadgee, Kowanyama, McKinley, Mornington Island, Mount Isa and Richmond Shires entries

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