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Wingellina
Western Australia
Population: 155
Location:
  • 1700 km (1,056 mi) North East of Perth
  • 236 km (147 mi) East of Warburton
LGA: Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku
State District: Kalgoorlie
Federal Division: O'Connor

Wingellina or Irrunytju Community is a small Indigenous Australian community in Western Australia located about 1,700 kilometres (1,056 mi) east of Perth near the Western Australian-South Australian border in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.

Surrounded by large granite hills with mulga and mallee country, the community maintains many traditional activities such as hunting and gathering bush tucker as well as making many carved wooden artefacts.

The community is situated 12 km South West of the Surveyor Generals Corner near the NT-SA-WA border in the Gibson and Great Victoria deserts.

History

The community was established in the 1980s and was composed mainly of people from the Warburton mission. These people still have spiritual and ancestral ties to many parts of the region. Like other communities in the area, many came from South Australia because of rocket testing at Woomera.

Town planning

Wingellina Layout Plan No.1 has been prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy 3.2 Aboriginal Settlements. It currently exists in draft format only, having not been endorsed by the community. The map set is viewable at Planning Western Australia official site.

Native title

The community is located within the Determined Ngaanyatjarra Lands (Part A) Native Title claim (WC04/3).


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