Yuendumu Indigenous Community

Category: People
Sub Category:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Location:Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Summary Information:
The Yuendumu Indigenous Community is located 290 km north west of Alice Springs. It is one of the larger communities located within the central desert region.
Detailed Information:
The Yuendumu Aboriginal Reserve of 2199 sq. km. was proclaimed in 1952 and became Indigenous owned land following the declaration of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (NT) 1976. In post-colonial times, it was previously a baptist missionary, established in 1946.

This community has facilities including an airstrip, community health centre, women's centre, Mt. Theo-Yuendumu Substance Misuse Program (MYSMAC), Warlpiri Media and BRACS
Warlukurlangu Artists Association and Tanami networking.

Yuendumu is a traditionally oriented community with a strong ceremonial life.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Yuendumu 'Swimming Pool' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • Mt Theo Substance Misuse Program Aboriginal Corporation (MYSMAC)
  • Central Desert Shire Council

  • References

    General Reference
    Yuendumu Willowra Council (2007) Information about Yuendumu
    Locate Your Library Yuendumu

    Glossary

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia)