VJY was a coastal radio communications network that existed prior to Telstra in the NT. It serviced the whole of remote top end Australia as the only communications network relaying medical, civil, legal and defence information between remote communities, stations and Darwin. It was housed at different periods with VID (Darwin Radio), Australia Post and Telecom before being shut down in June 1999 with the upgrading of all outposts to satellite communications.
There is little public information available on VJY communications or the radio operators that manned and serviced the critical remote network, including the Indigenous stations at Maningrida, Angurugu and Galiwinku. This project seeks to document these incredible stories, before the knowledge disappears along with the people.