Groote Eylandt love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An island of northern Australia in the western part of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Manganese is mined on the island.

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Examples

  • Given that the Dutch skirted around the northern and western coasts of Australia in the 1600s leading to place names such as Groote Eylandt that are still used today but never settled, what would have been different if Australia had remained New Holland?

    New Holland « The expat numbat: from AU to NL

  • Consmin and OM Holdings are the largest miners of manganese in Australia after BHP Billiton Ltd., whose mine on the remote Groote Eylandt in the north of Queensland state is one of the world's largest.

    OM Wins Partial Backing for a Hong Kong Listing

  • Waiting at the domestic terminal at Cairns Airport recently for a flight back to Melbourne, I noticed a destination flash up on the departures board: Groote Eylandt.

    2009 November « The expat numbat: from AU to NL

  • In order to demonstrate how large it is, Groote Eylandt is about the same size as the province of Groningen, or the Australian Capital Territory.

    New Holland « The expat numbat: from AU to NL

  • Waiting at the domestic terminal at Cairns Airport recently for a flight back to Melbourne, I noticed a destination flash up on the departures board: Groote Eylandt.

    New Holland « The expat numbat: from AU to NL

  • The region includes three of Australia's six largest islands (Bathurst and Melville Islands, and Groote Eylandt) and many smaller islands.

    Arnhem Land tropical savanna

  • Most notably, land has been cleared for horticultural production in the vicinity of Darwin, some relatively minor clearing has occurred for strip mining in north-eastern Arnhem Land and Groote Eylandt, and there is some plantation forestry of exotic tree species on Melville Island.

    Arnhem Land tropical savanna

  • Groote Eylandt, but apparently UFO season Down Under hasn't stopped there.

    Jaunted - The Pop Culture Travel Guide

  • The Carpentaria lerista (Lerista stylis) is found mainly on the Pellew Islands, the adjacent mainland, and Groote Eylandt to the north.

    Carpentaria tropical savanna

  • Anchorage in North-west Bay, Groote Eylandt; with remarks and nautical observations.

    A Voyage to Terra Australis — Volume 2

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