The other papers examine the politics within the expedition itself, the nature or character of some of the members - a delightful examination here by Bruce Birch of how the impact of biologist David H Johnson's activities on the Cobourg Peninsula
have resonated down into the twenty-first century.
Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) organises marine debris surveys across key coastal areas of Australia, including the annual Cobourg Peninsula initiative, which it has run over the past five years.
Mr Rod Collier, who led two groups of volunteers into the Top End--to Cobourg Peninsula in June this year, and Brown Point in the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park in August--hopes there are some signs of improvement.
c) Apart from small coral islands, the closest substantial piece of land south of the Portuguese bases on Timor, Tanimbar and Aru are the Tiwi Islands and the Cobourg Peninsula
Also in the Northern Territory, travellers can head back to nature at Peppers Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge in Garig Gunak Barlunational park on the Cobourg Peninsula
in Arnhem Land.
Port Essington on the Northern Territory's Cobourg Peninsula
was the destination of Ludwig Leichhardt's epic journey in 1844-45.
If you're really adventurous you can opt for a five-day canoe and 4WD tour of the wetlands and floodplains of the Northern Territory called Kakadu, Cobourg Peninsula
and Arnhem Land.
Aboriginal Land and Wildlife Sanctuary
There are also a few unfortunate errors, such as construing Port Victoria as Darwin when it was, in fact, the name of the garrison settlement established by the British Government on the Cobourg Peninsula
, Arnhem Land, in 1838 and abandoned in 1849.
Abstract: The earliest surviving bark-paintings from northern Australia derive from the Cobourg Peninsula
but until now little was known of their circumstances of collection.
Fishermen from Makassar in the southern Celebes (Sulawesi) visited the coast between the Cobourg Peninsula
and the Sir Edward Pellew Group from 1720 to 1906 (Figure 1).
When the abortive attempt at settlement at Port Essington on the Cobourg Peninsula
failed, the introduced buffalo were allowed to run free.