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Looking from Mission River out to Albatross Bay, 2020
|Group||Gulf of Carpentaria|
|Settlements||Weipa, Mission River|
The bay is offshore from the localities of Mission River (in both Shire of Cook and Aboriginal Shire of Napranum), a number of localities in Weipa Town (Rocky Point, Trunding, Nanum, Evans Landing) and Aurukun (in the Shire of Aurukun).
Three rivers flow into the bay:
- Mission River ( )
- Embley River ( )
- Hey River ( )
The bay was named after the Queensland Government's steamer Albatross. The name was chosen either by its master Captain Kerr or by John Douglas when he was the Government Resident at Thursday Island.
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