Kaṉpi, South Australia

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Kaṉpi
South Australia
Kaṉpi is located in South Australia
Kaṉpi
Kaṉpi
Population: 50−80
Postcode: 5710
Elevation: 678 m (2,224 ft)
Location:
LGA: Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara
State District: Giles
Federal Division: Grey

Kaṉpi (sometimes spelled Kanypi) is an Aboriginal community in the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in South Australia. It is located about 20 km (12 mi) south of the Northern Territory border at the base of the Mann Ranges. The nearby town of Nyapaṟi is 15 km (9.3 mi) to the east.

Kaṉpi is part of the Murputja Homelands, which also includes the family outstations Angatja and Umpukulu. The residents are mostly Pitjantjatjara people with their traditional country nearby. The settlement started as an outstation for the Baker family, who moved here from other parts on the APY lands to be closer to the country of their ancestors.

Because both Kaṉpi and nearby Nyapaṟi are small communities, there are only basic services and most of them are shared between the two towns. In Kaṉpi there is a work shop, a garage, a day care centre and an art centre. It also has a community store, built in 1996, which has a pump for petrol. Food and supplies are delivered once every two weeks. The store services both Kaṉpi and Nyapaṟi, as well as nearby outstations. Local health services are based at the clinic in Nyapaṟi.[1] Both Kaṉpi and Nyapaṟi had their own schools from 1987, but these joined together in 1993. The new school, Murputja Education Centre, was built between the two communities, 9 km (5.6 mi) east of Kaṉpi and 6 km west of Nyapaṟi.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kanpi". Waru. PY Media. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  2. "Murputja School". Waru. PY Media. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 

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Coordinates: 26°10′03″S 130°07′06″E / 26.16750°S 130.11833°E / -26.16750; 130.11833