East Woody Island

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East Woody Island
LocationArafura Sea, Pacific Ocean
Coordinates12°09′41″S 136°45′04″E / 12.16139°S 136.75111°E / -12.16139; 136.75111Coordinates: 12°09′41″S 136°45′04″E / 12.16139°S 136.75111°E / -12.16139; 136.75111

East Woody Island (Yolŋu: Dhamitjinya[1]), is an island in Australia.[2] It is located in East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. The closest town is Nhulunbuy.[3][4] A sand spit connects the island to the Australian mainland.[5]


  1. ^ Hercus, Luise; Koch, Harold (2009-10-01). Aboriginal Placenames: Naming and Re-naming the Australian Landscape. ANU E Press. p. 427. ISBN 9781921666094. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  2. ^ "East Woody Island". GeoNames. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  3. ^ "- NT Virtual Journeys". www.tourismnt.com.au.
  4. ^ "East Woody Island, Australia - Geographical Names, map, geographic coordinates". geographic.org.
  5. ^ North, West and South Coasts of Australia. ProStar Publications. 2004. pp. 19–. ISBN 9781577856559.