Tiwi Islands (Aidan Wilson)

The Tiwi Islands are Bathurst Island and Melville Island, situated about 80km north of Darwin in the Arafura sea. They are home to the Tiwi people, who number around 2000 and speak a common indigenous language. The Tiwi community is most highly concentrated in Wurrumiyanga (formerly Nguiu) on the south-eastern tip of Bathurst Island, near the mouth of the Apsley Strait which separates the islands. The town was founded in the 1910s as a Roman Catholic Mission and a catholic presence is still very strong today.

A satellite image of the islands can be seen the Google Maps website.