The Australian Government began construction of an Immigration Reception and Processing Centre (irpc) on the island located at North West Point.
Christmas Island: An Anthropological Study.Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce.(The Australian Bureau of Statistics play bingo online for real money games win reports a population of 1,508 as of the 2001 Census.) The ethnic composition is 70 Chinese (mainly Hokkien ) 20 European and 10 Malay."Account of Christmas Island, Indian Ocean Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography 10 (1888 613-624.In 1887, Captain Maclear of HMS Flying Fish, having discovered an anchorage in a bay which he named Flying Fish Cove, landed a party and made a small but interesting collection of the flora and fauna.Paskaerte Zynde t'Oosterdeel Van Oost Indien (cartographic material) : met alle de Eylanden deer ontrendt geleegen van.Jane norman: About 1,500 people live on the island permanently, a multi-cultural mix of Chinese, Malays and Anglo-Australians.The gold disk in the center of the flag represents the island's phosphate mining history and was originally included to provide a background for the green map of Christmas Island.
Indonesian capital, Jakarta, and 975 km (606 mi) ENE of the.
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Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands together are called the Australian Indian Ocean Territories and since 1997 have shared a single Administrator resident on Christmas Island.Isbn CIA World Factbook 2002 Charles.2 Though most of the coastline consists of rocky, sheer cliffs ranging up to 65 feet (20 m) in height, there are also a few small sand and coral beaches along the coast.With the support of the government, a 34 million casino opened in 1993.Flora The dense rainforest has evolved in the deep soils of the plateau and on the terraces.The, territory of Christmas Island is a territory of, australia in the, indian Ocean.10 million years ago a series of uplifts reversed the subsidence and Christmas Island emerged.7 In 1887, Captain Maclear of HMS Flying Fish, having discovered an anchorage in a bay that he named Flying Fish Cove, landed a party and made a small but interesting collection of the flora and fauna.Department of the Environment and Water Resources.Christmas Island, Retrieved September 14, 2007.In addition to the normal police functions the AFP carry out other duties including immigration, processing of aircraft, visiting ships and yachts; and co-ordination of emergency operations.Christmas Island, Retrieved August 31, 2007.Accessed "Save Christmas Island Introduction".Published by Allen Unwin (1992 edition St Leonards, NSW.