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Mer, Waier & Dauar
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At the northern end of the Great Barrier Reef lie three small islands.

Although they account for no more than six square kilometres in area, Mer, Dauar and Waier are the homelands of a Melanesian people known as the Meriam.

In 1791 the Captain Edwards of HMS Pandora named these specks of land Murray's Islands.

Debekey
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Debekey, Meriam culture, Mills Sisters, songs
James Rice playing pan pipe
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Land Bilong Islanders, Meriam culture, music, Rice, James
Sardine fishing
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fishing, Great Barrier Reef, Land Bilong Islanders, Meriam culture, sea claims, sea rights, weris
The Haddon map of Mer
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1935
Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, clans, Haddon, A.C., land boundaries, map, Mer, tribes
Origins
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Mer, Murray Island, Torres Strait
Gelam
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Meriam culture, Meriam Mer, Murray Island, myths