Jigalong - WA

  Aboriginal Community


DEG: -23.358509 120.78154
DMS: 23º 21' 30.63" S 120º 46' 53.54" E
UTM: 51 K 7415051mN 273215mE
Altitude: 525.35m


Place Type

Population - Aboriginal Community


107.56kms East of Newman
176.6kms SouthEast of Nullagine
362.59kms North of Wiluna
661.86kms NorthWest of Warburton

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Western Australia
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Jigalong is an Aboriginal community approximately 170 kilometres east of Newman and on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert in the Pilbara. Jigalong has a pastoral lease and there are five outstations in the surrounding area. The town and surrounding area is home to the Martu people, where the population fluctuates between 100 and 500 - depending on the time of the year and the activities happening in the community.

The Martu people, self-manages their community and strives to maintain their traditional values and culture. The Rabbit Proof Fence is located alongside Jigalong and the community was bought into the international spotlight with the movie - 'The Rabbit Proof Fence.'

Fuel is available Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 8am to 12 noon. There are tours, Aboriginal paintings and artefacts for sale.
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Closest Weather Station

Newman Airport at 18/12:00pm WST
Distance from Jigalong 100.43km W
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Newman Aero
Distance from Jigalong 100.43km W
Mean Max. °C39.436.934.731.727.
Mean Min. °C24.923.921.417.311.
Mean Rain mm62.776.340.119.417.

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