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Situated on the foreshore of Thursday Island, The Grand Hotel enjoys magnificent views of the Endeavour Strait, Horn Island and Prince of Wales Island - with the Cape York Peninsula in the distance. Known fondly as “TI”, Thursday Island is approximately 3.5 square kilometers in size, much of which is covered in undulating hills. Its deep water ports are the centre for almost all of the activities in the Torres Strait.
Far from the typical tourist island, TI boasts a rich history of trading, marine industries and indigenous culture. Nowadays, the main local industries include fishing, crayfish, bech-demer and pearl farming. Thursday Island is the administration centre for the Torres Strait, which consists of 23 islands. Many government departments are based on TI. One of the most interesting features of the Island is the "melting pot" of nationalities which reside on the Island. The island also boasts over 11 churches of different religions.
Unfortunately, the original Grand Hotel c.1890 was destroyed by fire in 1990 along with a great deal of rich history. Somerset Maughan is believed to have written a few short stories from the old veranda whilst enjoying a gin sling, and taking in the spectacular views of the Torres Strait. With the view just as captivating today, the hotel offers a premium location for your next stay on Thursday Island.
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