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Milingimbi is a Yolŋu community of approximately 1400 people located in the Crocodile Islands 200 kilometres west of Nhulunbuy, approximately a one hour flight from Darwin.  

The Milingimbi community was established in 1923 with the arrival of missionaries. During World War II, the Milingimbi community was bombed, forcing most of the island’s residents to relocate to Galiwin'ku. World War II relics can still be visited in the community today.

The Milingimbi community is home to the Milingimbi Art and Culture Centre, housed in a historical building constructed in the 1930s of mud and bricks.

A permit is required from the Northern Land Council to visit this community.  

Milingimbi Art and Culture Centre

The Milingimbi Art and Culture Centre is a community owned art centre located in the island community of Milingimbi, 200 kilometres west of Nhulunbuy. Milingimbi Arts supports the long tradition of creative and cultural works including bark paintings, ceremonial poles, carvings and weavings. Many of Milingimbi’s artists both past and present are represented in collections internationally. In Yolŋu culture, the land, sea, ceremony, songs and art are connected. Milingimbi artists s...

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Rulku Lodge

Rulku Lodge provides visitor accommodation in the community of Milingimbi, the largest island of the Crocodile Islands group off the coast East Arnhem. The Rulku Lodge features a range of single rooms as well as a queen room and a family room. All rooms are provided with linen and towels, and are equipped with air conditioning, a bar fridge and a television. There are shared kitchen facilities and bathrooms. There is also a coffee machine with a variety of hot beverages available for purchase.

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