This project that has the potential to unlock new opportunities for the Gove Peninsula
, drive the economic development of the East Arnhem region, and create local jobs in an exciting new industry.
The investigation was conducted at a relatively large bauxite mine--an alumina refinery near the 'closed' mining town of Nhulunbuy on the Gove Peninsula of the Northern Territory of Australia.
The Indigenous Mining Workforce on the Gove Peninsula
Reviewing the archival evidence reveals that, for over 70 years, few Indigenous people have been employed in the mining operations on the Gove Peninsula.
In 1952 one-quarter of the world's bauxite was discovered in the Northern Territory, much of it lying in the Arnhem Land Reserve on the Gove Peninsula.
In the early 1950s, geological surveys showed there were high grade bauxite deposits behind the beaches of Gove Peninsula at the north-east tip of the Arnhem Land reserve, and a number of mining companies vied for the right to mine this area.
A Qantas flight from Darwin to the Gove Peninsula
and Cairns, Queensland, was forced to return to Darwin airport on 21 January after one of the aircraft`s engines had to be shut down.
Offspring of animals collected off the Gove Peninsula near Nhulunbuy and at Davies Reef in the GBR completed development to bipinnaria larvae equally well at 31 [degrees], 27 [degrees], and 24 [degrees] C.
Animals were collected off Nhulunbuy on the Gove Peninsula and at Davies Reef on 18 and 19 December 1991, and maintained in running seawater at approximately 27 [degrees] until experiments began early in January 1992.
The most significant deposits of bauxite in Australia are located at Weipa in northern Queensland, at Gove on the Gove Peninsula
in Northern Territory, and in the Darling Range and Mitchell Plateau areas of Western Australia.
Today s decision will allow the Federal Government to continue giving proper consideration to proposals that, if agreed to, would enable the construction of the required infrastructure that would assist in getting the allocated gas to the Gove peninsula.
The decision by the Northern Territory Government to guarantee gas supply to the Gove peninsula will also be beneficial for the long-term energy needs of the Northern Territory.