Place:Murray Island, Queensland, Australia

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NameMurray Island
Alt namesMersource: Wikipedia
TypeCommunity
Located inQueensland, Australia


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Murray Island (known by the local Torres Strait Islanders as Mer) is a small island of volcanic origin, populated by the Melanesian Meriam people and situated in the eastern section of Torres Strait, near the Great Barrier Reef. The island has a population of around 450.

This island is one of the Torres Strait Islands and supports a population of 485 people as of 2006. The Murray Group comprises three islands: Mer, Dauar and Waier. There are eight Meriam clans: Komet, Zagareb, Meuram, Magaram, Geuram, Peibre, Meriam-Samsep, Piadram, and Dauer Meriam. The organisation of the island is based on the traditional laws of boundary and ownership.

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