Yuendumu, Northern Territory

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Northern Territory
Yuendumu is located in Northern Territory
Population: 817 (2006)
Established: 1946
Postcode: 0872
Elevation: 748 m (2,454 ft)
Area: 7 km² (2.7 sq mi)
Time zone: ACST (UTC+9:30)
Location: 293 km (182 mi) from Alice Springs
LGA: Southern Tanami Ward, Central Desert Shire Council
State District: Stuart
Federal Division: Lingiari

Coordinates: 22°15′S 131°47′E / 22.25°S 131.783°E / -22.25; 131.783

Yuendumu is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia.[1] It is one of the larger remote communities in central Australia. It is located 293 km northwest of Alice Springs. There are around 817 people living at Yuendumu, most of whom ar Warlpiri and Anmatyerre Aboriginal people.[2] The town is located within the Yuendumu Aboriginal Lands Trust area on traditional Anmatyerr and Warlpiri country and includes many outstations.[3][4]

Yuendumu was established in 1946. In 1947, a Baptist mission was started there.[5] By 1955, many Warlpiri families had settled in the town. Today, Yuendumu has three community stores, a school,[6] airstrip, swimming pool,[7] a large community of Aboriginal artists, a media organisation, a church, an old people's centre, women's centre and safe house.

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