Nganmarriyanga, Northern Territory

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Nganmarriyanga
Northern Territory
Nganmarriyanga is located in Northern Territory
Nganmarriyanga
Nganmarriyanga
Coordinates14°19′47″S 129°53′15″E / 14.3296°S 129.8875°E / -14.3296; 129.8875Coordinates: 14°19′47″S 129°53′15″E / 14.3296°S 129.8875°E / -14.3296; 129.8875[1]
Population390 (2016 census)[2]
Postcode(s)0822
Elevation8 m (26 ft)
Location362 km (225 mi) from Darwin
LGA(s)West Daly Region
Territory electorate(s)Daly
Federal Division(s)Lingiari

Nganmarriyanga (formerly Palumpa) is an Aboriginal community in the Daly River region of the Northern Territory, Australia. Nganmarriyanga is also called Palumpa, the name of the local cattle station. With a population of 343, (in the 2011 Census) it is 131 km west of the Daly River crossing along the Port Keats Road. There is road access to Nganmarriyanga around eight months of the year, usually from May until December. The road is impassable due to flooding during the wet season, the only access is then via plane. The main language spoken in Nganmarriyanga is Murrinh-patha, with English being the second language. People at Palumpa like to hunt bullock, turtle, goose, goanna, cat-fish, kangaroo and fish.

Nganmarriyanga School has an enrolment of 130 students from preschool to Year 10.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Place Names Register Extract for "Nganmarriyanga"". NT Place Names Register. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Nganmarriyanga (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata