Watarru, South Australia

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Watarru Community
South Australia
Watarru Community is located in South Australia
Watarru Community
Watarru Community
Coordinates27°16′1″S 129°39′20″E / 27.26694°S 129.65556°E / -27.26694; 129.65556Coordinates: 27°16′1″S 129°39′20″E / 27.26694°S 129.65556°E / -27.26694; 129.65556
Population56 (2001 census)
Establishedcirca 1980s
LGA(s)Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara
State electorate(s)Giles
Federal Division(s)Grey
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
37.2 °C
99 °F
6.8 °C
44 °F
284.2 mm
11.2 in

Watarru is an Aboriginal community in the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in South Australia. Watarru is at the base of Mount Lindsay, about 550 kilometres (340 mi) south-west of Alice Springs. It is surrounded by the Great Victoria Desert, and is one of the most remote settlements in Australia. It can be accessed by road from the Stuart Highway over roughly 650 km (400 mi) dirt road.

The nearest neighbouring settlement is Pipalyatjara, about 110 km (68 mi) to the northeast. There were 56 people living at Watarru in the 2001 census, with 82.1% of those being Indigenous Australians. The village was established as a small family outstation, and began to grow during the 1990s.[1]

The community owns and manages the Watarru Indigenous Protected Area, which surrounds the town for more than 13,948 square kilometres (5,385 sq mi).

References[change | change source]

  1. "Watarru". Waru. PY Media. Archived from the original on 8 April 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2012.

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