Wangkatjungka Community - WA

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  Aboriginal Community

Position

DEG: -18.884284 125.930811
DMS: 18º 53' 3.42" S 125º 55' 50.91" E
UTM: 51 K 7909418mN 808787mE
Altitude: 163m

Description

Address & Contact

Fifth St
St George Ranges WA 6728
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: https://mww.org.au/our-communities/wangkatjungka

Information

Wangkatjungka is a large community situated 100km south-east of Fitzroy Crossing. Jimmy Bieundurry was one of the key elders who established Wangkatjunka Community. The community is located on an excision of Christmas Creek Station and is a settlement of predominately Wangkatjungka speaking people.There are about 180 permanent residents and the people are Wangkatjungka, Walmajarri or Gooniyandi with strong links to their desert culture.There is a store, Centrelink agent, health clinic, Home and Community Care, play group, school, administration office including community hall and kitchen, football ground and basketball court.The landscape is hot and dry in summer. However there are gorges, waterholes and caves close by.Hunting, gathering bush products, hosting people from other communities, travelling on culture and lore business and participating in ceremonies are cultural activities of significance to the people of the community.
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Closest Weather Station

Fitzroy Crossing at 14/12:00am WST
Distance from Wangkatjungka Community 87.24km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
25.7°C26.8°C59%17.1°C1012.2hPa0.0mmSE7km/hr
4knots
9km/hr
5knots

Closest Climatic Station

Fitzroy Crossing Aero
Distance from Wangkatjungka Community 87.24km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C37.736.536.436.533.030.130.733.337.239.840.739.1
Mean Min. °C25.224.723.920.715.612.512.113.718.722.825.425.7
Mean Rain mm165.9173.8127.833.311.39.76.71.20.418.530.1122.6

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