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Bush Tucker And Border Patrol - 31 Jul 2013
Reuters photographer David Gray spent time on patrol with Australia's North West Mobile Force, known as NORFORCE, a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. Border security has become a contentious issue ahead of an Australian general election due this year. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), almost as big as Mexico. It covers the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia, home to some of the planet's most dangerous wildlife. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong NORFORCE, and bring their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide, handed down through the generations over 40,000 years or more. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia.
AUSTRALIA-BORDERS/NORFORCE
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July 31, 2013
A river and its estuaries are seen surrounded by mangroves in Arnhem Land in Australia's Northern Territory...
Arnhem Land, Australia
River and its estuaries are seen surrounded by mangroves in Arnhem Land in Australia's Northern Territory...
A river and its estuaries are seen surrounded by mangroves in Arnhem Land in Australia's Northern Territory July 15, 2013. Australia's North West Mobile Force, known as NORFORCE, is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 15, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit rest aboard a transport vessel after...
GOVE, Australia
Soldiers from Australia's NORFORCE unit rest aboard a transport vessel after leaving Gove
Soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit rest aboard a transport vessel after leaving Gove, also known as Nhulunbuy, 650 km (404 miles) east of Darwin, in the Northern Territory, Australia July 16, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 16, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT MARITIME IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit push an inflatable boat down the ramp...
GOVE, Australia
Soldiers from Australia's NORFORCE unit push an inflatable boat down the ramp of a transport vessel after...
Soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit push an inflatable boat down the ramp of a transport vessel after leaving Gove, also known as Nhulunbuy, 650 km (404 miles) east of Darwin, in the Northern Territory, Australia July 16, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 16, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Patrol Commander, Andrew 'Dusty' Miller (L) of Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit watches...
GOVE, Australia
NORFORCE Patrol Commander Miller watches as his soldiers prepare inflatable boats aboard a transport...
Patrol Commander, Andrew 'Dusty' Miller (L) of Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit watches as his soldiers prepare inflatable boats aboard a transport vessel after leaving Gove, also known as Nhulunbuy, 650 km (404 miles) east of Darwin, in the Northern Territory, Australia July 16, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 16, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit are lit by moonlight as they sit aboard...
Arnhem Land, Australia
Soldiers from Australia's NORFORCE unit are lit by moonlight as they sit aboard inflatable boat searching...
Soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit are lit by moonlight as they sit aboard an inflatable boat searching for a suitable landing point off Astell Island, part of the English Company Islands, inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, Australia July 16, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 16, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami (L) and Private Jonah Thingle, soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile...
Arnhem Land, Australia
Indigenous soldiers from Australia's NORFORCE unit sit around fire next to their F88 Austeyr rifles on...
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami (L) and Private Jonah Thingle, soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, sit around a fire next to their F88 Austeyr rifles on Wigram Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, Australia July 18, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 18, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Private Drew Perry, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, looks...
Arnhem Land, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit, looks at suspicious vessel sailing past Astell Island,...
Private Drew Perry, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, looks at a suspicious vessel sailing past Astell Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, Australia July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Private Drew Perry, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, walks...
Arnhem Land, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit walks along rocky headland searching for suspicious...
Private Drew Perry, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, walks along a rocky headland searching for suspicious items that may have been washed ashore on Cotton Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 18, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 18, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Patrol Commander Andrew 'Dusty' Miller, of Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, inspects...
Arnhem Land, Australia
Patrol Commander Miller, of Australia's NORFORCE unit, inspects rubbish that has washed up onto rocks...
Patrol Commander Andrew 'Dusty' Miller, of Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, inspects rubbish that has washed up onto rocks on Wigram Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, Australia July 18, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 18, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Indigenous soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit carry their F88 Austeyr...
Arnhem Land, Australia
Indigenous soldiers from Australia's NORFORCE unit carry their F88 Austeyr rifles as they walk along...
Indigenous soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit carry their F88 Austeyr rifles as they walk along a beach on Wigram Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, Australia July 19, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 19, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit walk in formation during a surveillance...
Arnhem Land, Australia
Soldiers from Australia's NORFORCE unit, walk in formation during a surveillance and reconnaissance patrol...
Soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit walk in formation during a surveillance and reconnaissance patrol around Astell Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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July 31, 2013
Indigenous soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, walk in formation during...
Arnhem Land, Australia
Indigenous soldiers from Australia's NORFORCE unit, walk in formation during a surveillance and reconnaissance...
Indigenous soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, walk in formation during a surveillance and reconnaissance patrol around Astell Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE)...
Arnhem Land, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit, walks through thick bushland during surveillance and...
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, holds his F88 Austeyr rifle as he walks through thick bushland during a surveillance and reconnaissance patrol around Astell Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Indigenous soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, walk through thick bushland...
Arnhem Land, Australia
Indigenous soldiers from Australia's NORFORCE unit, walk through thick bushland during surveillance and...
Indigenous soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, walk through thick bushland during a surveillance and reconnaissance patrol around Astell Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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July 31, 2013
Indigenous soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, walk through thick bushland...
Arnhem Land, Australia
Indigenous soldiers from Australia's NORFORCE unit, walk through thick bushland during surveillance and...
Indigenous soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, walk through thick bushland during a surveillance and reconnaissance patrol around Astell Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE)...
Arnhem Land, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit, holds a 'spear tree' after finding it during surveillance...
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, holds a 'spear tree' after finding it during a surveillance and reconnaissance patrol around Astell Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE)...
Darwin, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit, holds a 'spear tree' after chopping it down during...
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, holds a branch of a 'spear tree' after chopping it down during a surveillance and reconnaissance patrol around Astell Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Lance-corporal Danny Daniels, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE)...
Arnhem Land, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit, uses fire to remove bark from a 'spear tree' during...
Lance-corporal Danny Daniels, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, uses fire to remove bark from a 'spear tree' during a surveillance and reconnaissance patrol around Astell Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Private Jonah Thingle, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit,...
Arnhem Land, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit, carries his spears as he walks towards the unit's...
Private Jonah Thingle, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, carries his spears as he walks towards the unit's inflatable boats off Cotton Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Indigenous soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit leave footprints in the...
Arnhem Land, Australia
Indigenous soldiers from Australia's NORFORCE unit leave footprints in the sand off Cotton Island, located...
Indigenous soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit leave footprints in the sand as they prepare their inflatable boats off Cotton Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit load equipment onto their inflatable...
Arnhem Land, Australia
Soldiers from Australia's NORFORCE unit, leave footprints in the sand off Cotton Island, located inside...
Soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit load equipment onto their inflatable boats on a beach on Wigram Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 19, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 19, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit patrol in inflatable boats, along the...
Arnhem Land, Australia
Soldiers from Australia's NORFORCE unit patrol in inflatable boats, along the coastline of Cotton Island...
Soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit patrol in inflatable boats, along the coastline of Cotton Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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RTX125P4
July 31, 2013
An indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit prepares to land his inflatable...
Wigram Island, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit prepares to land his inflatable boat onto Wigram Island...
An indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit prepares to land his inflatable boat onto Wigram Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, Australia July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE)...
Astell Island, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit searches for mud clams in mangroves on Astell Island...
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, searches for mud clams in mangroves on Astell Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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RTX125P6
July 31, 2013
Patrol Commander Andrew 'Dusty' Miller of Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, digs for...
Wigram Island, Australia
Patrol Commander Miller of Australia's NORFORCE unit digs for water amongst spinifex grass on Wigram...
Patrol Commander Andrew 'Dusty' Miller of Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, digs for water amongst spinifex grass on Wigram Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 18, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 18, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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RTX125P7
July 31, 2013
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE)...
Wigram Island, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit, digs for turtle eggs after landing on Wigram Island,...
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, digs for turtle eggs after landing on Wigram Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 18, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 18, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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RTX125P9
July 31, 2013
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE)...
Wigram Island, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit, removes turtle eggs from a nest on Wigram Island,...
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, removes turtle eggs from a nest on Wigram Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 18, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 18, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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RTX125PA
July 31, 2013
Private Jonah Thingle, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit,...
Astell Island, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit, prepares a mud clam after cooking it on a fire on...
Private Jonah Thingle, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, prepares a mud clam after cooking it on a fire on Astell Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY IMMIGRATION)

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RTX125PB
July 31, 2013
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE)...
Wigram Island, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit, cooks turtle eggs on Wigram Island, located inside...
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, cooks turtle eggs on Wigram Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 18, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 18, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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RTX125PE
July 31, 2013
Private Jonah Thingle, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit,...
Astell Island, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit, cooks mud clams on a fire on Astell Island, located...
Private Jonah Thingle, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, cooks mud clams on a fire on Astell Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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RTX125PF
July 31, 2013
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE)...
Wigram Island, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit, eats a raw turtle egg on Wigram Island, located inside...
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, eats a raw turtle egg on Wigram Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 18, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 18, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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RTX125PG
July 31, 2013
Lance-corporal Danny Daniels (L) and Private Jonah Thingle, indigenous soldiers from Australia's North...
Astell Island, Australia
Indigenous soldiers from Australia's NORFORCE unit, clean their rifles after surveillance and reconnaissance...
Lance-corporal Danny Daniels (L) and Private Jonah Thingle, indigenous soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, clean their F88 Austeyr rifles after a surveillance and reconnaissance patrol around Astell Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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July 31, 2013
Lance-corporal Danny Daniels (R) prepares to throw a spear as he hunts with Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami,...
Astell Island, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit prepares to throw a spear as he hunts on Astell Island,...
Lance-corporal Danny Daniels (R) prepares to throw a spear as he hunts with Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, both indigenous soldiers from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, on Astell Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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RTX125PK
July 31, 2013
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE)...
Astell Island, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit carries a shovelnose guitarfish impaled on a spear...
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, carries a shovelnose guitarfish impaled on a spear after hunting on Astell Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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RTX125PH
July 31, 2013
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE)...
Astell Island, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit prepares to throw a spear as he hunts on Astell Island,...
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, prepares to throw a spear as he hunts on Astell Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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RTX125PL
July 31, 2013
Lance-corporal Danny Daniels, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE)...
Cotton Island, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit hunts for fish using a spear as he walks along the...
Lance-corporal Danny Daniels, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, hunts for fish using a spear as he walks along the beach on Cotton Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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RTX125PM
July 31, 2013
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE)...
Wigram Island, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit hunts for fish with a spear as the sun sets on Wigram...
Lance-corporal Vinnie Rami, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, hunts for fish with a spear as the sun sets on Wigram Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 18, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 18, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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AUSTRALIA-BORDERS/NORFORCE
RTX125PO
July 31, 2013
Private Jonah Thingle, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit,...
Astell Island, Australia
Indigenous soldier from Australia's NORFORCE unit prepares food after landing on Astell Island, located...
Private Jonah Thingle, an indigenous soldier from Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, prepares food after landing on Astell Island, part of the English Company Islands, located inside Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory July 17, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY IMMIGRATION)

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AUSTRALIA-BORDERS/NORFORCE
RTX125PP
July 31, 2013
Private Jonah Thingle of Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, prepares to board a transport...
GOVE, Australia
Private Jonah Thingle of Australia's NORFORCE unit, prepares to board a transport vessel in Gove in the...
Private Jonah Thingle of Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, prepares to board a transport vessel in Gove, also known as Nhulunbuy, 650 km (404 miles) east of Darwin in the Northern Territory July 16, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 16, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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AUSTRALIA-BORDERS/NORFORCE
RTX125PQ
July 31, 2013
Soldiers of Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, board a transport vessel in Gove, also...
GOVE, Australia
Soldiers of Australia's NORFORCE unit, board a transport vessel in Gove in the Northern Territory
Soldiers of Australia's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) unit, board a transport vessel in Gove, also known as Nhulunbuy, 650 km (404 miles) east of Darwin in the Northern Territory July 16, 2013. NORFORCE is a surveillance unit that employs ancient Aboriginal skills to help in the seemingly impossible task of patrolling the country's vast northwest coast. NORFORCE's area of operations is about 1.8 million square km (700,000 square miles), covering the Northern Territory and the north of Western Australia. Aboriginal reservists make up a large proportion of the 600-strong unit, and bring to bear their knowledge of the land and the food it can provide. Fish, shellfish, turtle eggs and even insects supplement rations during the patrol, which is on the lookout for illegal foreign fishing vessels and drug smugglers, as well as people smugglers from neighbouring Indonesia. Picture taken July 16, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMMIGRATION)

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