Dating at kakadu

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The first surviving written account comes from the Dutch.In 1623 Jan Carstenszoon made his way west across the Gulf of Carpentaria to what is believed to be Groote Eylandt.Kakadu National Park is a protected area in the Northern Territory of Australia, 171 km southeast of Darwin.The park is located within the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory.Their main aim was to harvest trepang (sea cucumber), turtle shell, pearls and other prized items to trade in their homeland.Aboriginal people were involved in harvesting and processing the trepang, and in collecting and exchanging the other goods.This name may derive from the Indonesian word kakatuwah, (via Dutch kaketoe and German Kakadu) subsequently Anglicised as "cockatoo".

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Kakadu was listed in three stages: stage 1 in 1981, stage 2 in 1987, and the entire park in 1992.Abel Tasman is the next documented explorer to visit this part of the coast in 1644.He was the first person to record European contact with Aboriginal people.The Aboriginal traditional owners of the park are descendants of various clan groups from the Kakadu area and have longstanding affiliations with this country.Their lifestyle has changed in recent years, but their traditional customs and beliefs remain very important.

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