Bidyadanga Community, Western Australia

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Bidyadanga
Western Australia
Bidyadanga is located in Western Australia
Bidyadanga
Bidyadanga
Coordinates 18°41′04″S 121°46′39″E / 18.68442°S 121.77748°E / -18.68442; 121.77748Coordinates: 18°41′04″S 121°46′39″E / 18.68442°S 121.77748°E / -18.68442; 121.77748
Population 555 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6725
Location 190 km (118 mi) S of Broome, Western Australia
LGA(s) Shire of Broome
State electorate(s) Kimberley
Federal Division(s) Durack

Bidyadanga is a large Aboriginal community, located approximately 190 kilometres south of Broome in the Kimberley Region of WA.[2] The locality received Australia's highest May temperature of 40.6 °C (105.1 °F) on 6 May 1990.[3]

Community[edit]

It is the largest Aboriginal community in the state and supports a population of approximately 750 people.[4] The community has been involved in publications of local stories.[5]

The Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community La Grange Inc. (BACLG) was incorporated in 1975 as a not-for-profit organisation to administer government-funded programs.[6]

Native title[edit]

The community is located within the Determined Karajarri Area A Native Title claim area.

Governance[edit]

The community is managed by the Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community La Grange Incorporated. The corporation was formed under the Aboriginal Communities Act 1979 (WA).

Town planning[edit]

Bidyadanga Layout Plan No.3 has been prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy 3.2 (Aboriginal Settlements). Layout Plan No.3 was endorsed by the community on 15 November 2012 and the WAPC on 28 May 2013. The Layout Plan map-set and background report can be viewed at the Planning Western Australia official site at http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/CommunityLayoutPlans/1327.asp.[7]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Bidyadanga, Western Australia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 45.7
(114.3)
45.0
(113)
44.0
(111.2)
42.8
(109)
40.6
(105.1)
36.2
(97.2)
36.6
(97.9)
38.2
(100.8)
42.4
(108.3)
45.2
(113.4)
46.5
(115.7)
47.0
(116.6)
47
(116.6)
Average high °C (°F) 34.4
(93.9)
34.1
(93.4)
35.4
(95.7)
35.7
(96.3)
32.5
(90.5)
29.8
(85.6)
29.6
(85.3)
31.1
(88)
32.9
(91.2)
34.4
(93.9)
35.0
(95)
35.0
(95)
33.3
(91.9)
Average low °C (°F) 26.0
(78.8)
25.6
(78.1)
24.9
(76.8)
22.1
(71.8)
18.4
(65.1)
15.5
(59.9)
14.1
(57.4)
14.9
(58.8)
17.6
(63.7)
21.2
(70.2)
24.1
(75.4)
25.8
(78.4)
20.8
(69.4)
Record low °C (°F) 18.0
(64.4)
16.7
(62.1)
17.8
(64)
11.7
(53.1)
8.6
(47.5)
3.9
(39)
3.9
(39)
5.0
(41)
7.1
(44.8)
8.9
(48)
16.3
(61.3)
17.0
(62.6)
3.9
(39)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 129.1
(5.083)
139.5
(5.492)
94.9
(3.736)
25.0
(0.984)
25.0
(0.984)
19.6
(0.772)
8.2
(0.323)
2.3
(0.091)
1.3
(0.051)
1.2
(0.047)
7.6
(0.299)
59.1
(2.327)
516.4
(20.331)
Average rainy days 6.3 6.2 4.5 1.3 1.4 1.1 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.6 2.6 25.1
Source: [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bidyadanga (ILOC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 March 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ http://www.bidyadanga.org.au/
  3. ^ "Extremes for May 2018". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 7 June 2018. 
  4. ^ Government of Western Australia (October 2008). Bidyadanga Community Layout Plan Number 2
  5. ^ Bidyadanga Community; Thompson, Liz; Bidyadanga Community (2011), The danger seed : lirrinngkirn dreaming, Pearson Australia, ISBN 978-1-4425-4694-3 
  6. ^ Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community, La Grange (2012), Bidyaganga Aboriginal Community La Grange Inc, Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community, La Grange Inc., retrieved 6 February 2013 
  7. ^ Government of Western Australia. Bidyadanga (La Grange) draft plan
  8. ^ "Climate Statistics for Bidyadanga". Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 7 June 2018. 

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