Groote Eylandt is a hive of building activity with locals chipping in to build themselves a better future.The Territory Labor Government has built 22 homes at Angurugu, including three under its flagship $1.1 billion remote housing program.
On Groote Eylandt, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Indigenous residents readily acknowledge the existence of curses.
So when one was placed on Angurugu School, supposedly by a man after a fight with his wife, it closed for the next 13 days.
But the 159 students returned today, after the Anindilyakwa Land Council conducted a smoking ceremony to rid the building of the curse.
East Arnhem Regional Council has recently acquired three new portable LED display screens thanks to valuable funding from the NT Government and Australian Governments through the Natural Disaster Resilience Program.
The $100 000 funding has enabled Council to purchase the portable screens for Gapuwiyak, Ramingining and Angurugu and will be used to support community readiness measures, disaster warning and emergency response information for all natural hazards, in particular, cyclonic events.
Staff training has been undertaken ensuring the most is made from these fantastic screens and the community has benefited already at sporting events, movie nights and back to school messaging!