Yuendumu, Northern Territory

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Yuendumu
Northern Territory
Yuendumu is located in Northern Territory
Yuendumu
Yuendumu
Coordinates 22°15′0″S 131°47′0″E / 22.25000°S 131.78333°E / -22.25000; 131.78333Coordinates: 22°15′0″S 131°47′0″E / 22.25000°S 131.78333°E / -22.25000; 131.78333
Population 687 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Established 1946
Postcode(s) 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(s) Southern Tanami Ward, Central Desert Shire Council
Territory electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Lingiari

Yuendumu is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia.[2] 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.[3] The town is within the Yuendumu Aboriginal Lands Trust area on traditional homelands and includes many outstations.[4][5]

Yuendumu was established in 1946. In 1947, a Baptist mission was started there.[6] By 1955, many Warlpiri families had settled in the town. In 2006, Yuendumu has three community stores, a school,[7] airstrip, swimming pool,[8] 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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