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Industry Mining, mineral extraction
Successor Alcan Gove Pty Ltd (2002)
Founded 1964
Defunct 2002

Nabalco, (North Australian Bauxite and Alumina Company) was a mining and extraction company set up in 1964 to exploit the mineral reserves (bauxite) of the Gove Peninsula, Australia. It was renamed Alcan Gove Pty Ltd in 2002.[1]

Nabalco was formed from a consortium including Switzerland based Alusuisse (70%) and Australia CSR.[2][3]

The development was opposed by indigenous people which resulted in the case Milirrpum v Nabalco Pty Ltd (Gove land rights case), which resulted in a ruling against intrinsic native land rights in 1971.


  1. ^ "Nabalco Pty Ltd - Corporate entry",, Encyclopedia of Australian Science 
  2. ^ Melanie Wilkinson; R. Marika; Nancy M. Williams (2009), "17. 'This place already has a name'" (PDF), in Harold Koch; Luise Hercus, Aboriginal Placenames: Naming and Re-Naming the Australian Landscape, ANU E Press, p. 404 
  3. ^ David Charles Rich, The industrial geography of Australia, Methuen LBC, p. 337, ISBN 0-454-01459-7 

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