Mining manganese at Groote Eylandt. Groote Eyelandt saw very little development until 1963 when geologists discovered manganese, an essential mineral in the production of high quality steel. Since then Groote Eylandt has become one of the most cosmopolitan areas in Australia. The Groote Eylandt Mining Co's ambulance officer, Mr William Ford attends to German migrant Fred Zeranski. Bill Nabilia, from the nearby mission assists
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