Posted by: da76 | July 1, 2008

Nhulunbuy and surrounds

 

There are a number of idiosyncrasies in the mining town of Nhulunbuy because of the Rio Tinto/Alcan town lease and  various indigenous clans. One such is the alcohol permit system (newly introduced)where one must present themselves to the court house and obtain a photo permit (driving license scanned etc).

p81701381From then on you must present your licence to obtain take away grog. The town and its history is fascinating as this was the scene for many land rights issues and the home of Yothu Yindi (the band)and Galaroi Yunipingu a well known (and controversial) indigenous leader.

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