Vanderlin Island

Vanderlin Island is an island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia. It is the largest island in the Sir Edward Pellew Group. Its area is 264 km². The Walu were the indigenous Australian people of the island.

The only settlements on the island are four family outstations along the west coast. They are, from north to south:[1] [2]

  • Mooloowa
  • Babungi
  • Yulbara
  • Uguie

Exact population figures are not known, but family outstations are typically four to six people, which results in a population of approximately 20 for the whole island. In 2019 only one family (Smith) of five persons lives on Vanderlin Island[3].


See also


  1. "Roper Gulf Map" (PDF). Australian government.
  2. "Bushtel". Northern territory government.
  3. "Floortje naar het einde van de wereld". BNNVARA.

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