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Somerset
Queensland
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The old cannons at Somerset
Somerset is located in Queensland
Somerset
Somerset
Coordinates 10°49′13″S 142°31′03″E / 10.8202°S 142.5175°E / -10.8202; 142.5175Coordinates: 10°49′13″S 142°31′03″E / 10.8202°S 142.5175°E / -10.8202; 142.5175
Population 0 (2016 census)
 • Density 0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4876
Area 463.5 km2 (179.0 sq mi)
LGA(s)
  • Shire of Torres
  • Northern Peninsula Area Region
State electorate(s) Cook
Federal Division(s) Leichhardt
Suburbs around Somerset:
Punsand
New Mapoon
Torres Strait Coral Sea
Bamaga Somerset Coral Sea
Umagico Jardine Jardine

Somerset is a coastal locality split between the Shire of Torres and the Northern Peninsula Area Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Somerset had a population of 0 people.

Attractions

There is an historical ruin of Somerset homestead, a station established by John Jardine (father of Frank Jardine) in 1863 and is 35 km north of Bamaga on Cape York in Queensland, Australia. It is a good camping area and day trip with facilities for barbecues. It is situated near a beach.

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