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Thursday Island is the "Jewel" of the many islands that form the Torres Straits. Thursday Island has a growing population of 4000 people with the majority of which are employed by the various government departments.The lifeline of the island is the airport situated on Horn Island about 2 kilometers from Thursday Island, and serviced by Qantas airways with 2 – 3 scheduled flights daily from Cairns.
The population comprising of about 70% islanders have a hormones and stable relationship with the non indigenous residents and visitors..
The town boasts 4 pubs, 2 supermarkets, 2 garages, a hardware store and many smaller businesses typical of a thriving community. A recent 30 million dollar extension to the hospital and the completion of a large government office complex stamps a long term seal of approval for the future of the island.