Papunya - NT

  Aboriginal Community


DEG: -23.20439 131.913513
DMS: 23º 12' 15.8" S 131º 54' 48.65" E
UTM: 52 K 7430865mN 798219mE
Altitude: 610.69m


Place Type

Population - Aboriginal Community


120.37kms NorthWest of Hermannsburg
168.44kms SouthEast of Nirrippi
245.11kms NorthEast of Yulara
459.24kms SouthWest of Tennant Creek

Address & Contact

Desert Rd
NT 0872
Phone: +618 8993 7703


Once a government settlement of over 1800 Western Desert inhabitants, Papunya is now home to 418 residents who are mainly Luritja speakers. Other language groups in Papunya include Pintubi, Warlpiri and Arrernte. Known locally as Warumpi, the community of Papunya is situated 240km northwest of Alice Springs and is located on the Kintore Road (NT side of the Gary Junction Rd). Visitors are welcome to the Art Centre's on-site gallery, where you can purchase artwork and also learn more about the artists' practices and the history of art in Papunya.
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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Papunya 0.21km E
Mean Max. °C38.037.234.631.825.822.122.825.431.134.435.336.4
Mean Min. °C22.922.320.
Mean Rain mm46.039.248.616.322.815.512.

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