Gulkula is connected with the actions of Ganbulapula. In his search for honey, Ganbulapula used his walking stick to hit trees and so disturb the bees. With his hand shielding his eyes from the sun as he looked up, Ganbulapula could see the tiny black bees hovering around their hive in the hollow of a tree.
In the Beginning
The European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO) constructed a tracking station for their space program on Dhupuma Plateau.
1966 - 1970
Dhupuma College was established on the Dhupuma Plateau. This was a private college which gave Yolngu people the opportunity to combine traditional culture and western education.
1972 - 1979
Gumatj saw mill operate processing local trees.
2012 - 2015
Gumatj Corporation secured an Exploration Lease over Dhupuma Plateau. Maiden drilling campaign is completed to determine the quality and quantity of bauxite on site.
Gulkula Mining obtained a Mining Lease for Dhupuma Plateau.
Gulkula Mining commenced mining operations on Dhupuma Plateau.
The first batch of bauxite ore is made available for purchase.
The first shipment of bauxite is exported to China.
Construction of Gulkula Nursery was completed.
Rehabilitation at Gulkula Mine commences.