Galiwin'ku is a Yolngu community on Elcho Island located approximately 550 km northeast of Darwin.
Traditional Owners: TBC
Languages: Djambarrpuyngu (majority), Galpu, Gumatj, Daatiwuy, Warramiri
Population (ABS 2016 Census): 2,206
For more information, see Galiwin'ku Indigenous Community.
News & Announcements
A Yolngu woman from Galiwin'ku on remote Elcho Island, Evelyna Dhamarrandji made news in April when she won the Health and Wellbeing Award at the recent National Youth Awards in Canberra.
A remote Arnhem Land Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory has taken the bold step of linking school attendance to culture, in a move Indigenous Affairs Minister, Nigel Scullion, says sets a strong example to communities across Australia.
The enthusiastic Indigenous Painting Team in Galiwin’ku, Arnhem Land, awake early each morning and put on their brightly coloured uniforms, eager to continue their work painting houses in the community’s new housing subdivision.