Groote Eylandt Bickerton Island Enterprises Aboriginal Corporation
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About GEBIE

Groote Eylandt Bickerton Island Enterprises Aboriginal Corporation (GEBIE) was incorporated in December 2001.

The objectives of GEBIE are to assist Aboriginal residents and communities on Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island to develop and operate enterprises and conduct and /or operate schemes that will enhance the social wellbeing of its members and negotiate and represent Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island people in any matter connected with the social, economic or financial well being of those people.

The GEBIE Emblem

The GEBIE emblem is the Green Ant, chosen because it is a social creature and a hard worker. It has been adapted from the canvas artwork shown here by Joanna Wurramarra. Joanna is one of Groote Eylandt's best artists, she paints, carves and weaves still using a lot of the traditional ways.

The Green Ant yimurralya is used as bush medicine. The nest is taken from the tree rubbed together place in a bucket of water for only a short time. The water is strained into a clean bowl. This green ant medicine is drunk if you have like the flu. The Green Ant belongs to the Wurramarrba, Bara Bara and Durrila clans.

GEBIE Green Ant Emblem
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