Our Communities


ALPURRURULAM - Lake Nash

History: Alpurrururlam was formed out of a discord between Lake Nash Station and the Aboriginal population living on the nearby Georgina River. At the time many of the community members worked at Lake Nash Station but in the early 1980s there were plans to move the community to Bathurst...

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Batchelor – Rum Jungle

Batchelor – Rum Jungle Batchelor is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. The town is the current seat and largest town of the Coomalie Shire local government area. It is located 98 kilometres (61 mi) south of the territory capital, Darwin. A number of residents...

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IMANPA

Imanpa Imanpa is 200km south west of Alice Springs and located a few kilometres off the Lasseters Highway. The most easterly community in the Iyarrka Ward of the MacDonnell Regional Council, Imanpa’s population of 185 residents are mostly Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara...

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ELLIOTT

ELLIOTT The traditional name for the township of Elliott is Kulumindini. It is the country of the Jingili desert people with the Wambaya people to the east and south-east; the Yangman and Mangarrayi to the north; the Mudbura and Gurindji to the west and the Warlpiri, Warlmanpa...

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LTYENTYE APURTE - Santa Teresa

Ltyentye Apurte - Santa Teresa Established as a Catholic Mission in the 1950s, Santa Teresa became home to people from Alice Springs and the mission at the former gold mining town of Arltunga. Known as Ltyentye Apurte to the local Eastern Arrernte speakers, Santa Teresa is 85km...

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NTARIA - Hermannsberg

NTARIA - Hermannsburg Also known locally as Ntaria, Hermannsburg is located 130km west of Alice Springs in the traditional lands of the Western Arrernte people. The name Hermannsburg came from a town in Germany where the newly arrived Lutheran missionaries of 1877 had been...

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MUTITJULU

Mutitjulu Mutitjulu in Australia's Northern Territory is an Indigenous Australian community at the eastern end of Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock). It is named after a knee-shaped water-filled rock hole at the base of Uluru, and is located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National...

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TITJIKALA

Titjikala With a population of about 200 residents, the community of Titjikala sits nestled among the red sand dunes of the Simpson Desert straddling the Hugh River, a major contributory to the ancient Finke River. Also known locally as Tapatjatjaka, Titjikala is 130km south of...

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UTJU - Areyonga

UTJU - Areyonga Areyonga, known locally as Utju, is nestled in a spectacular valley in the western end of the MacDonnell Ranges, about 100km from Hermannsburg and 240km west of Alice Springs. Its population of 235 residents predominantly speak Pitjantjatjara,...

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PAPUNYA

Papunya Once a government settlement of over 1800 Western Desert inhabitants, Papunya is now home to 418 residents who are mainly Luritja speakers. Other language groups in Papunya include Pintubi, Warlpiri and Arrernte. Known locally as Warumpi, the community of Papunya is...

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APATULA - Finke

APATULA - Finke The community takes its name from the usually dry Finke River (one of the oldest river systems in the world dating back 350 million years) that meanders by the area traditionally known as Aputula. The name Aputula is still used by the approximately 160 local...

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