Little-known Island of Riches Wants to Become a Tourist Hotspot

A SPECTACULAR, mineral-rich island perched in the pristine waters of Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria has a simmering battle on its hands. Traditional custodians of Groote Eylandt are grappling with a formidable challenge: reaching for a future in sustainable, community-driven tourism, while continuing to reap phenomenal royalties from a thriving manganese mine. The battle to wean […]

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Sinking My Teeth Into Groote

Our clumsy fisherman, Roderick Eime, finds plenty to get excited about on Groote Eylandt. Bang! I’m on. Even clumsy fishos like me will know the satisfying tug of  a healthy game fish when it latches on…and so the fight begins. “Get ‘im in!” Nick urges me as I fumble with the reel. I haven’t put […]

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