Vanderlin Island

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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[edit]


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

Coordinates: 15°44′S 137°02′E / 15.733°S 137.033°E / -15.733; 137.033