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About the Region

I actually live about 3 hours south of Nhulunbuy (travelling on a corrugated dirt road) in the small Aboriginal community of Gapuwiyak. I was previously living for 2 years in Nhulunbuy.

Nhulunbuy, a working town supporting the Alcan Gove mining operations, has been blessed with a perfect location: it's set on the Gove Peninsula, right on the Arafura Sea, with pristine wilderness areas just a stone's throw away.

Nhulunbuy is heaven for sailors, anglers, four wheel drive adventurers, bush walkers and bird watchers. Locals enjoy fishing, boating, and four wheel drive excursions to exquisite beach and wilderness areas.

The town provides well developed educational, social, health, sporting, cultural and shopping facilities for its residents as well as the Aboriginal homeland communities of East Arnhemland.

Local attractions include the Yirrkala Arts and Crafts Museum and the Nambara Arts and Crafts Centre. These are places where you can really appreciate the power of traditional Aboriginal culture.

The Gove Peninsula is home to the Yolngu people, who celebrate and share their cultural inheritance annually with the Garma Festival. The world renowned band Yothu Yindi also calls the area home.

(Extract obtained from the NT Government Website: http://www.nt.gov.au/dcm/theterritory/index.php?menuID=140)

Arnhem Land is one of the few areas in Australia where Aboriginal (Yolngu) people still live a traditional life and maintain a strong culture.

Living here is heaven on earth.

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