Watarru, South Australia

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Coordinates: 27°16′01″S 129°39′20″E / 27.26688°S 129.65563°E / -27.26688; 129.65563

South Australia
Watarru Community.jpg
Watarru, with Mount Lindsay in the background
Watarru is located in South Australia
Population: 56 (2001 ABS Census)
Established: circa 1980s
Postcode: 0872
LGA: Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara
State District: Giles
Federal Division: 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).

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  1. "Watarru". Waru. PY Media. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 

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