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Kintore
Waḻungurru

Northern Territory
Population: 350 (2006 Census)
Postcode: 0872
Coordinates: 23°16′35″S 129°23′25″E / 23.27639°S 129.39028°E / -23.27639; 129.39028Coordinates: 23°16′35″S 129°23′25″E / 23.27639°S 129.39028°E / -23.27639; 129.39028
Time zone: ACST (UTC+9:30)
Location: 521 km (324 mi) from Alice Springs, Northern Territory
LGA: MacDonnell
Federal Division: Lingiari

Kintore (Pintupi: Waḻungurru; pronounced: [ˈwɐɭʊŋʊɾʊ]) is a remote town in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is about 530 km (330 mi) west of Alice Springs and close to the border with Western Australia. Almost all the people who live there are Aboriginal, and most are Pintupi.

Kintore was founded in 1981. Many Pintupi people who lived in the community of Papunya (to the east) decided to move back to their own country. They had been forced to leave these lands decades before because of weapons testing at Woomera in South Australia. Kintore is a major centre for the Western Desert art movement, which began at Papunya during the 1970s. The paintings made here are visual descriptions of dreamtime stories. They have gained fame around the world. A number of members of the Aboriginal art school Papunya Tula live at Kintore.


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