Indigenous Affairs Minister, Nigel Scullion, has today recognised that the Vernon Islands are Aboriginal land by delivering a deed of grant to traditional owners at a ceremony on the Tiwi Islands
It took decades of fighting for recognition and several suicides before the Northern Territory's Tiwi Islands
community finally accepted a group of Aboriginal transgender women," ABC reports.
The Tiwi Islands
have been home to the Tiwi people for at least 10,000 years, since melting ice flooded the land connecting the islands to mainland Australia.
Local community members of the Tiwi Islands
, located 126 kilometres northwest of Darwin in Australia, killed a 2-metre long crocodile on Wednesday afternoon based on the belief that the reptile was the one that ate a missing 22-year-old man from Melville Island.
It looks at five communities: Elcho Island, Milingimbi, Gunbalanya, Minjilang and the Tiwi Islands
Sachin was also presented a stump, made by one of the indigenous tribes in Tiwi Islands
The jobs and skills centre are integral to the project's development and have resulted in ongoing employment for many Indigenous community members from the Tiwi Islands
The six 'missing' birds are the white-breasted white-eye from Norfolk Island, whose disappearance was caused by rat predation; the western Victorian form of the pied currawong and the hooded robin from the Tiwi Islands
, both decimated by changes in fire management practices; the thick-billed grasswren from Mice Springs and the southern form of the star finch that once occurred from Townsville to northern NSW, which were both affected by overgrazing; and the spotted quail-thrush from the Mt Lofty Ranges in South Australia, which was driven to probable extinction by habitat fragmentation.
DARWIN FESTIVAL: Get to know Australia's Northern Territory--home to the country's largest population of Aboriginal people--with new productions rooted in the cultures of Arnhem Land, Elcho Island and the Tiwi Islands
Australia-based Matilda Zircon Limited (Matilda Zircon) has started mining at its Tiwi Islands
Project, north of Darwin.
The Tiwi Islands
are 80 kms directly north of Darwin in the Northern territory.
The final article, by Frank Urban, investigates the possibility that islands labelled 'Guaon' on some early maps of the East Indies are evidence of Portuguese discovery of the Tiwi Islands
in the sixteenth century, and that references on various early maps of the region to gold may have confused the Portuguese word for that metal, ouro, with that for eggs, ovo.