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The Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands comprises the West, Middle and East Islands of Ashmore Reef, Cartier Island and the 12 nautical mile territorial sea generated by those islands. These areas are indicated on the lower map by the two enclosing boundary lines. The islands are uninhabited, small, low and composed of coral and sand, with some grass cover.   The Territory is located on the outer edge of the continental shelf in the Indian Ocean approximately 320 km off Australia's north-west coast and 170 kilometers south of the Island of Roti . The Jabiru and Challis oil fields ar......
What a great place to get lost! Halfway between Australia and Papua New Guinea, Ashmore & Cartier are the perfect place to spend a quiet holiday: no other people around - and then I don't mean no other tourists but no other people period. One problem though, you can't send any postcards home because there is no such thing as a postman on the island to pick up your card, nor can you buy cards or stamps on the islands. As to the facts, the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands comprises West, Middle and East Islands of Ashmore Reef, Cartier Island and the 12 nautical mile territ......
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