Yuendumu, Northern Territory
|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|
Yuendumu is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. 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. The town is within the Yuendumu Aboriginal Lands Trust area on traditional homelands and includes many outstations.
Yuendumu was established in 1946. In 1947, a Baptist mission was started there. By 1955, many Warlpiri families had settled in the town. In 2006, Yuendumu has three community stores, a school, airstrip, swimming pool, 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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