Yunyarinyi, South Australia

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South Australia
Yunyarinyi is located in South Australia
Coordinates26°32′26″S 132°44′36″E / 26.54056°S 132.74333°E / -26.54056; 132.74333Coordinates: 26°32′26″S 132°44′36″E / 26.54056°S 132.74333°E / -26.54056; 132.74333
Population40 (estimate)
Elevation621.2 m (2,038 ft)
LGA(s)Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara
State electorate(s)Giles
Federal Division(s)Grey

Yunyarinyi is an Aboriginal community on the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in South Australia. It is about 45 kilometres (28 mi) south of the border with the Northern Territory, and 320 km (200 mi) south of Alice Springs. It is 40 km from the larger community of Pukatja, where most of the services are located.

Yunyarinyi started as a cattle station called Kenmore Park. It officially became an indigenous community when the land rights were granted in 1981. Today, Yunyarinyi has a school, a community centre with a shared kitchen, a community office and a local garage (repair shop).[1] The number of people living at Yunyarinyi is about 40 to 45; many of them are children.[2]

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  1. "Yunyarinyi". Waru. PY Media. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  2. "Yunyarinyi/Kenmore". APY Communities. Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara. Retrieved 28 October 2012.

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