Groote Eylandt


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Groote Eylandt

(gro͞ot ī`lənd) [Du.,=large island], 950 sq mi (2,461 sq km), Northern Territory, N Australia. It is the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria and part of the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve. Manganese ore is mined there.
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The mine at Groote Eylandt was commissioned in 1965 and currently accounts for more than 15% of the world's high-grade manganese ore production.
Former peninsulas became islands; for example, Groote Eylandt and Vanderlin Island in the Sir Edward Pellew Island Group in the Gulf of Carpentaria were cut off from the mainland about 7000 years BP (Prebble et al.
A premier service that had been planned around wagon-lit comfort was now reduced to bureaucratic squabbling about whether prefabricated huts would suffice as accommodation at faraway Groote Eylandt.
Historians Ted Egan and John Harris describe abuse of casual labour on Groote Eylandt and poor food supplies in the missions.
Russell Harris, 37, was swimming with a friend on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory when he was snatched by the croc.
Mine worker Russell Harris was snorkelling with a friend near Picnic Beach on the island of Groote Eylandt, off Australia's northern coast, on Saturday when he went missing.
Aborigine townsfolk joined a massive search after Russell vanished at Groote Eylandt, off Australia's northern coast at the weekend .
semisulcatus) fishing regions of the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF), (namely Weipa, east of Mornington Island, north of Mornington Island, west of Mornington Island, north of Vanderlin Islands, south of Groote Eylandt, north of Groote Eylandt, and Melville Island) (Fig.
Two recent studies of Aboriginal cultures in the Gulf of Carpentaria -- for Groote Eylandt, by Julie Waddy, and now, for Mornington Island, by David McKnight, constitute a watershed in the anthropology of the Australian Aborigines.
In Groote Eylandt the four brightest stars of the Cross represent two Wanamoumitja brothers and their respective campfires, where they cook a great black fish (the Coalsack); the Pointers are two Meirindilja friends who came to share the fish.
Notable was the bond between Sister Elizabeth Taylor and young Aboriginal women on Groote Eylandt, especially Connie Bush.
3% of manganese miner Comilog in Gabon and is in the process of establishing much closer links with Australia's Groote Eylandt Mining Co.