Yarralin, Northern Territory

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Northern Territory
Yarralin is located in Northern Territory
Coordinates16°26′49″S 130°53′00″E / 16.44694°S 130.88333°E / -16.44694; 130.88333Coordinates: 16°26′49″S 130°53′00″E / 16.44694°S 130.88333°E / -16.44694; 130.88333
Population266 (2011 census)[1]
LGA(s)Victoria Daly Region
Territory electorate(s)Stuart
Federal Division(s)Lingiari

Yarralin, also known as Walangeri is a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory of Australia. At the 2011 census, Yarralin had a population of 266.[1] The community is located on the banks of the Wickham River, about 15 km (9.3 mi) west of Victoria River Downs, a major cattle station along the Buchanan Highway.

The community is diverse, with several indigenous language groups including Gurindji, Ngaringman, Bilinara and Mudburra represented among the residents of Yarralin.[2] Archeological evidence and oral histories of the area surrounding the modern community indicate that Yarralin was (and remains) an important link in a traditional network for trade and exchange of goods and culture between indigenous peoples across the Northern Territory.[3]

Yarralin is a service centre for the surrounding area and facilities available in the community include a school, health clinic, post office, police station, airstrip, community store and sports fields.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Yarralin (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 July 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Yarralin". Katherine West Health Board Aboriginal Corporation. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  3. ^ Paton, Robert (March 2013). "Dreaming History for the Pelican: The Deep History of Aboriginal Trade and Exchange Networks in the Top End of the Northern Territory". Australian National University. Retrieved 27 July 2014.