Ngallagunda Community

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Ngallagunda
Western Australia
Ngallagunda is located in Western Australia
Ngallagunda
Ngallagunda
Coordinates16.426°0′S 126.43°0′E / 16.426°S 126.430°E / -16.426; 126.430Coordinates: 16.426°0′S 126.43°0′E / 16.426°S 126.430°E / -16.426; 126.430
Postcode(s)6743
Elevation47 m (154 ft)
Location300 km (186 mi) south west of Kununurra
LGA(s)Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley
State electorate(s)Kimberley
Federal Division(s)Durack
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
32.3 °C
90 °F
16.4 °C
62 °F
999.3 mm
39.3 in

Ngallagunda is a medium-sized Aboriginal community, located in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia, within the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Native title[edit]

The community is located within the fully Determined Wanjina-Wunggurr Wilinggin (WAD6016/96) Native Title claim area.

Governance[edit]

The community is managed through its incorporated body, Ngallagunda Aboriginal Corporation, incorporated under the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 on 13 October 1989.

Town planning[edit]

Ngallagunda Layout Plan No.2 has been prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy 3.2 Aboriginal Settlements. Layout Plan No.2 was endorsed by the community on 7 July 2010 and the WAPC on 14 December 2010. The Layout Plan map-set and background report can be viewed at Planning Western Australia official site.

Climate[edit]

The nearby Mount Elizabeth Weather Station is the most northerly place in Australia to record a temperature below freezing. It dropped to -1.3 °C (29.7 °F) on the 26 June 1998. This is also the coldest temperature recorded in the Kimberly region.


Climate data for Mount Elizabeth (1973-2013)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 39.4
(102.9)
38.8
(101.8)
37.0
(98.6)
37.0
(98.6)
35.0
(95.0)
32.9
(91.2)
33.6
(92.5)
35.9
(96.6)
38.6
(101.5)
41.5
(106.7)
41.5
(106.7)
40.9
(105.6)
41.5
(106.7)
Average high °C (°F) 33.0
(91.4)
32.1
(89.8)
32.3
(90.1)
32.5
(90.5)
29.9
(85.8)
28.0
(82.4)
28.5
(83.3)
30.5
(86.9)
34.1
(93.4)
35.9
(96.6)
36.2
(97.2)
34.1
(93.4)
32.3
(90.1)
Average low °C (°F) 22.0
(71.6)
21.8
(71.2)
20.4
(68.7)
16.7
(62.1)
12.0
(53.6)
8.8
(47.8)
8.1
(46.6)
9.5
(49.1)
15.0
(59.0)
19.1
(66.4)
21.6
(70.9)
22.3
(72.1)
16.4
(61.5)
Record low °C (°F) 16.5
(61.7)
15.7
(60.3)
12.2
(54.0)
6.9
(44.4)
−0.9
(30.4)
−1.3
(29.7)
−0.1
(31.8)
0.0
(32.0)
2.8
(37.0)
9.0
(48.2)
13.8
(56.8)
12.0
(53.6)
−1.3
(29.7)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 255.7
(10.07)
225.3
(8.87)
165.1
(6.50)
39.6
(1.56)
13.4
(0.53)
12.8
(0.50)
3.1
(0.12)
1.9
(0.07)
8.6
(0.34)
32.5
(1.28)
74.4
(2.93)
166.9
(6.57)
999.3
(39.34)
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2mm) 16.9 15.3 11.6 3.4 1.5 0.9 0.5 0.3 1.1 3.9 8.0 11.6 75
Source: Bureau of Meteorology[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MOUNT ELIZABETH". Climate statistics for Australian locations. Bureau of Meteorology. March 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2013.

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