Warmun Community, Western Australia

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Warmun Community
Western Australia
Warmun Community is located in Western Australia
Warmun Community
Warmun Community
Coordinates 17°02′00″S 128°13′00″E / 17.03333°S 128.21667°E / -17.03333; 128.21667Coordinates: 17°02′00″S 128°13′00″E / 17.03333°S 128.21667°E / -17.03333; 128.21667
Population 210 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6740
Elevation 207 m (679 ft)
Location
  • 3,009 km (1,870 mi) North East of Perth
  • 858 km (533 mi) East of Broome
LGA(s) Shire of Halls Creek
State electorate(s) Kimberley
Federal Division(s) Durack

Warmun Community (also known as Turkey Creek) and Warmun are a township and locality in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, located on the Great Northern Highway, 3009 km northeast of Perth.[2] The closest populated town is Halls Creek.

The area was settled by European pastoralists in the 19th century but the community was established in 1901 when the state government built a ration depot at Turkey Creek.[3]

The Ngalangangpum School was established in town at the request of the community. Built in 1979 the school allowed students to stay in town rather than attend St Josephs school in Wyndham and only come home over the holidays. The school was significantly upgraded in 1987, then again in 1990 so secondary schooling could occur in town and upgraded again in 2001.[4]

Native Title[edit]

The traditional owners of the area are the Gija peoples.[5]

Governance[edit]

The community is managed through its incorporated body, Warmun Community (Turkey Creek) Incorporated, which was incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act, 1895-1969 (WA) in 1977.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Warmun (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Main Roads WA - Distance from Perth". 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  3. ^ "History of the Warmun Community". 2008. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  4. ^ "Ngalangangpum School - Its History". 2007. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  5. ^ "AusAnthrop Australian Aboriginal tribal database". 2005. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 

External links[edit]

  • Warmun travel guide from Wikivoyage