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Tjukurla Community

Coordinates: 24.361°0′S 128.737°0′E / 24.361°S 128.737°E / -24.361; 128.737
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Western Australia
Tjukurla is located in Western Australia
Coordinates24.361°0′S 128.737°0′E / 24.361°S 128.737°E / -24.361; 128.737
Population41 (SAL 2021)[1]
Area39.1 km2 (15.1 sq mi)
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
Location350 km (217 mi) north east of Warburton
LGA(s)Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku
State electorate(s)North West Central
Federal division(s)O'Connor

Tjukurla is an Aboriginal community, located in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, within the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku.[2]


In the early 1980s a bore was put down near the present Tjukurla Community as part of the outstation movement from Docker River community. In mid-1981 an outstation was established at Kintore which provided an opportunity for those living at Papunya to move west, closer to their traditional lands. From Kintore many people moved to Tjukurla as that community's infrastructure developed. Residents also came from Warakurna, Docker River and a few from Warburton.

Native title[edit]

The community is located within the determined Ngaanyatjarra Lands (Part A) (WAD6004/04) native title claim area.


The community is managed through its incorporated body, Tjukurla Community Aboriginal Corporation, incorporated under the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 on 17 February 1987.

Town planning[edit]

The turnoff to Tjukurla is marked by this large depiction of a stiletto heeled shoe painted in Aboriginal motifs

Tjukurla Layout Plan No.1 has been prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy 3.2 Aboriginal Settlements. Layout Plan No.1 is yet[timeframe?] to be endorsed by the community.[3]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Tjukurla Community (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Hema, Maps (2006). Australia’s Great Desert Tracks NC Sheet (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland: Hema Maps. ISBN 978-1-86500-163-0.
  3. ^ "Layout plans". Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage. 20 February 2020. Retrieved 10 February 2021.

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