Ltyentye Apurte Community
|Ltyentye Apurte Community|
|Population||555 (2011 census)|
|• Density||0.4440/km2 (1.150/sq mi)|
|Area||1,250 km2 (482.6 sq mi)|
|Region||Alice Springs Region|
The Ltyentye Apurte Community, also known as Santa Teresa, is an Arrernte indigenous community in the Northern Territory, Australia, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) south-east of Alice Springs. .
The mission run by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart at Arltunga was moved to Santa Teresa in 1953. It included a Mission school and dormitories which accommodated Aboriginal boys and girls aged 5 to 17 years. Hospital care was provided. Fr Thomas Dixon was responsible for the church.
The community is governed by a Community Government Council which runs the health service (with dialysis room) and some other facilities. The community contains a Catholic primary/senior school, police station, airstrip and Catholic Church. Since 1 July 2008, the MacDonnell Shire is the responsible local government for the area.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 March 2013). "2011 Census quick stats". Retrieved 2014-08-17.
- "Native Mission Moves to Better Site". Advocate. LXXXV, (5064). Victoria, Australia. 14 August 1952. p. 8. Retrieved 19 Feb 2017 – via National Library of Australia.; Santa Teresa and East Aranda history, 1929-1988, compiled by John Pye (Coleman's Printing, Darwin, 1989).
- Find and Connect: Santa Teresa Mission (1953-1977).
- National Archives of Australia, Darwin Office, Series F1 1954/64: Roman Catholic Mission Santa Teresa.
- N. Lee, Santa Teresa celebrates, ABC Alice Springs, 4 Sept 2009; Keringke : contemporary eastern Arrernte art, Jukurrpa Books, Alice Springs, 1999, ISBN 1864650079.
- E. Haskin, From Antarctica to the Vatican, remote Indigenous community sends crosses to the world, ABC Alice Springs, 19 Sept 2017.
- "E-news bulletin" (PDF). Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Pastoral Research Office (21). 1 March 2013. p. 1. Retrieved 19 Feb 2017.