Nhulunbuy is a Small Locality on the Gove Peninsula in the Northern Territory.

History Edit

How the Mine Started it All... Edit

Before the Mine was created in 1963 by the Federal Government, it was visited by the Makassan traders, Matthew Flinders and Yolngu people centuries ago. However, in 1963, the Federal Government decided to fund the opening of a Bauxite Mine around the area which disrupted the local Yolngu people who disliked the mining and created the famed Bark Petition which sits in Parliament House. After the Mine was created, a town was established and originally named Gove but changed to Nhulunbuy which in the local language translates to "Adjoining Area". Throughout the 1970s, the population rose and new schools and shops were opened.

The Mystery Downfall Edit

In 2013, Rio Tinto (who had purchased the leasings of the mine and refinery in 2007), closed the refinery down and suffered a loss in 25% of Nhulunbuy's population. The Mine had also created ponds full of Toxci Compounds which were monitored over the coming years. The Entire Town basically ran on Rio Tinto and so cuts to funding were made to Schools, Hospitals and more. In 2016, the only source of Advertising in the Gove Peninsula area, Arafura Times had published it's final story in 2016.

Arafura Times

The Final Issue Published by the Arafura Times

Trivia Edit

  • The Final Arafura Times Paper has Headlined "Ramingining celebrates Bak'bididi festival", a story on the last Arafura Times and "Guyula opposes Ski Beach 99-Year Lease". It also contained several adverts for places such as Walkabout Tavern on the bottom of the Front Page.

Gallery Edit

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