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Yuelamu Indigenous Community

Category: People
Sub Category:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Location:Yuelamu, Northern Territory, Australia
Summary Information:
Yuelamu is a community of approximately 300 people in the Tanami Desert, 280 kilometres north west of Alice Springs. The main language spoken is Anmatyerre (see General Practice and Primary Health Care Northern Territory, 2008).

The area (also known as Mount Allan) was previously subject to a pastoral lease. In 1976 the lease was purchased by the Aboriginal Land Fund Commission for the benefit of the Mount Allan Aboriginal Community (Yuelamu - Mt Allan Aboriginal Community Artists, 2008).

The place forms 'one of the main honey ant dreaming sites for [the] whole area of central Australia' (Yuelamu - Mt Allan Aboriginal Community Artists, 2008).


Related Entries

Agreement
  • Yuelamu 'Safe Community' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • Yuelamu Council
  • Central Desert Shire Council

  • References

    General Reference
    General Practice and Primary Health Care Northern Territory (2008) Yuelamu
    Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2006) Stronger Families and Communities Strategy: Case Study - Indigenous
    Yuelamu - Mt Allan Aboriginal Community Artists (2008) Welcome to Yuelamu
    Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (2008) Yuelamu Community Inc

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