Galiwinku is a small community in the Northern Territory

History Edit

The Goulburn Mission Edit

In 1921, on the present day site of Galiwinku, laid the Goulburn Mission. But due to interference by the Naphtha Petroleum Company, the mission was not at the original site, instead it was at Milingimbi

Galiwinku is Founded Edit

The Town of Galiwinku was finally established in 1942 as a refuge for possible bombng attacks on the Milingimbi Air Force Base in World War II. Later in 1947, the Methodist church's "Methodist overseas mission' began in Galiwinku. In the 1950s, Galiwinku became a hotspot for the fishing industry and a small garden market and sawmill were established. The mission encouraged the aborigines to use Galiwinku as a service centre and to stay in their traditional homes. However, in the 1970s, the mission was finally handed over to the local Council and was taken over by self-government in the area.

Facts Edit

  • Galiwinku is the only town situated on Elcho Island. Galiwinku is also the aboriginal term for Elcho Island
  • Galiwinku's traditional owners are known as the Yolngu people

Gallery Edit

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Victoria Melbourne . Echuca
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Western Australia Broome . Dampier . Perth