Woodah Island

Woodah Island, also known as Isle Woodah, is an island in Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory of Australia, lying in the mouth of Blue Mud Bay at 13.44°S 136.16°E / -13.44; 136.16. It is located 13.4 km east of Haddon Head on the coast of mainland Arnhem Land. It is 24 km long north-south, and up to 3.5 km wide.

It is known as the site of some of the killings in the Caledon Bay crisis, which marked a turning point in the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.[1][2][3][4]


  1. Egan, Ted (30 June 2016), Makarrta : the Caledon Bay and Woodah Island killings, 1932/33, retrieved 26 December 2018
  2. Egan, Ted (1996), Justice all their own : the Caledon Bay and Woodah Island killings 1932-1933, Melbourne University Press, ISBN 978-0-522-84693-5
  3. Dewar, Michelle (1993), Death in the Gulf : a look at the motives behind the Caledon Bay and Woodah Island killings, retrieved 26 December 2018
  4. Egan, Ted (1997), "Researching the Caledon Bay and Woodah Island killings", Australian Society of Archivists. Conference: 38–44, ISBN 978-0-947219-10-9

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