Yuendumu, Northern Territory

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Yuendumu
Northern Territory
Yuendumu is located in Northern Territory
Yuendumu
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 293 km northwest of Alice Springs. There are about 817 people living at Yuendumu; most are Warlpiri and Anmatyerre Aboriginal people.[2] The town is within the Yuendumu Aboriginal Lands Trust area on traditional homelands 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. In 2006, 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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