Cape York

  1. the northernmost point of the Australian mainland, in N Queensland on the Torres Strait at the tip of Cape York Peninsula (a peninsula between the Coral Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria)

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How to use Cape York in a sentence

  • Being still under the impression that Cape York was higher up, I steered west, and soon found myself in a very unpleasant region.

  • The ship was fully repaired; and, after a delay of two months, they proceeded northward along the coast to Cape York.

  • Cape York was gained in seventy hours, an extremely rapid passage.

    Notable Voyagers | W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
  • The crew encamped during the winter, and in the summer they sailed down to Cape York, where they met the ice.

    Notable Voyagers | W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
  • The blacks in this part of the colony are bad enough, but on Cape York Peninsula, they are worse—daring and ferocious cannibals.

    Tom Gerrard | Louis Becke