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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Craig Garraway, of St John Ambulance, said: "A trawler off Groote Eylandt had reported that one of their male crewmen had been bitten by a sea snake.
Craig Garraway, from St John Ambulance, told ABC News: "A trawler off Groote Eylandt had reported that one of their male crewmen had been bitten by a sea snake.
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.
At Groote Eylandt, off the east coast of Arnhem Land, a flying boat station to Imperial's specification would cost 70,484 [pounds sterling]; at crocodile-infested Karumba 68,200 [pounds sterling] would be required.
The Church Mission Society subsequently founded another site on Groote Eylandt in 1921 and Oenpelli Mission in west Arnhem Land in 1925.
The tragedy follows the death of British snorkeller Russell Harris, aged 37, from Nottingham, who was killed by a 13-foot crocodile on Saturday off Groote Eylandt, a coastal Northern Territory island more than 310 miles to the south-west
The body of 37-year-old Russell Harris was discovered on Sunday in a creek on the island of Groote Eylandt, after he vanished while snorkelling with a friend a day earlier.
Aborigine townsfolk joined a massive search after Russell vanished at Groote Eylandt, off Australia's northern coast at the weekend .
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.
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.