National Geographic : 1953 Jan
132 Roll Call Brings Mothers and Children to Fred Gray's Office Window on Groote Eylandt Aboriginal Australians, contrary to their nomadic nature, have settled down to farming on this lonely island in the Gulf of Carpentaria (map, page 131). Mr. Gray, a native of England who tried fishing and pearling before he established the settlement, supervises some 150 natives farming a 12-acre garden. Once a week he checks their names against the register for a report to the Government. Births and deaths are recorded at his window.