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Urapuntja Indigenous Community

Category: People
Sub Category:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Location:Urapuntja, Northern Territory, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Utopia Indigenous Community
  • Summary Information:
    The Urapuntja Indigenous Community is located about 250 kilometres northeast of Alice Springs, and consists of 16 homelands (outstations). Urapuntja is also known as Utopia. Locations include Tommyhawk Swamp, Amengernterneah, Ngkwarlerlanem, Arlparra and Ankerrapw.

    The 2006 census counted 769 Indigenous persons usually resident in Urapuntja Indigenous Area. Of those persons, 63.8% were Alyawarr speakers, 11.3% Anmatyerr speakers, and 11.8% spoke English only. Other minority languages include Kaytetye, Arrernte and Luritja.

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Urapuntja 'Infrastructure Upgrade - Women's Community and Well-Being Centre, A Men's Community and Well-Being Centre, and Staff Housing' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) - Signatory
  • Urapuntja 'Safer and More Resilient Communities with Better Services for Targeted Groups' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • Urapuntja Council Aboriginal Corporation
  • People
  • Arrernte People
  • Alyawarr People
  • Kaytetye People

  • References

    Resource
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (2006) 2006 Census QuickStats: Urapuntja Outstation (Indigenous Area)

    Glossary

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia)

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