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Groote Eylandt Aboriginal Trust

On  28  August 1969 Groote Eylandt Aboriginal Trust Inc. was incorporated to act as trustee of the Groote Eylandt Aboriginal Trust and has since received all royalty payments on behalf of the trust. There are approximately 1,600 GEAT Beneficiaries living on the Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island.

The Trust has two key objectives:

1. Preserve 50% of the royalties for the future of the community and its people for when the mining ends.

2. Allocate 50% of the royalties to charitable purposes that fall into one of the following categories:

  • Health - improving the health services and facilities for the people of the community
  • Education - to deliver a culturally appropriate education and training programs
  • Community - funding programs, events and services that improve the livelihoods of the people
  • Employment - providing increased employment opportunities for the people

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Launch of Bush Medijina at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Launch of Bush Medijina at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Just back from our somewhat overwhelming trip to the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair. Overwhelming for all the right reasons. Interest in our Bush Medijina products exceeded all expectations. Thanks to the DAAF organisers and everyone who supported us with purchasing our products, becoming a stockist, promoting Bush Medijina via a range of media and generally wishing our new venture nothing but success. For a small team of five indigenous ladies who handmake all products, launching our...Read on

Posted in Promoted, by GEAT

GEAT Market Garden

GEAT Market Garden Planting

Ladies of CDP descend on GEAT community Market Garden to assist Dave the Manager to plant seedlings, the first of many plantings this season. Groote Eylandters enjoy the fresh produce as one of the community members is in the process of publishing a recipe book featuring Groote Eylandt ingredients. For more information call 0413444866.Read on

Posted in Promoted, by Meriel Corbett-Weir

Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island Transport Service

In 2014 the Groote Eylandt Aboriginal Trust purchased two new Toyota Coaster Buses with the aim to: Create an alternate transport system for the people of Umbakumba, who did not own a personal vehicle and required access to Angurugu, the main service-hub, and Alyangula, the mining township of Groote; Transport people to culural, sporting and community events. Bus service runs Monday to Friday GEAT has based one of the two buses in Umbakumba and has contracted Aminjarrinja Enterprises...Read on

Posted in , by GEAT