Nhulunbuy Boarding School Opens


Yinimala Maymuru is a poster boy for the new $20-million boarding complex that has been built beside the public high school of the remote mining town at Nhulunbuy.

“Nhulunbuy High School and boarding school has given me the opportunity to attend a major school and still be close to my family and my land,” the 17-year-old told the crowd that had gathered for the official opening.

The 40-bed facility – funded by the Federal and Territory governments and opened this year – risked being a terrible flop.

Parents were unhappy when the site was revealed by the former Country Liberals party (CLP) government.


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