town in South Australia

Nyapaṟi is an Aboriginal community in the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in South Australia. It is about 20 km (12 mi) south of the Northern Territory border at the base of the Mann Ranges. The nearby community of Kaṉpi is 15 km (9.3 mi) to the west.

South Australia
Nyapaṟi is located in South Australia
Coordinates26°10′36″S 130°13′14″E / 26.17667°S 130.22056°E / -26.17667; 130.22056Coordinates: 26°10′36″S 130°13′14″E / 26.17667°S 130.22056°E / -26.17667; 130.22056
Population85 (2011 census)[1]
Elevation668 m (2,192 ft)
LGA(s)Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara
State electorate(s)Giles
Federal Division(s)Grey
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
38 °C
100 °F
-5 °C
23 °F
200−250 mm
190.2 in

There are about 85 people living there. The residents are mostly Pitjantjatjara people. Nyapaṟi began as a family outstation by the Stevens family, who moved here to look after the country of their ancestors. Today it is a fully-established community of extended families.[2] It serves as an administration centre for nearby outstations Ulkiya and Tankannu.

Because both Nyapaṟi and nearby Kaṉpi are small communities, there are only basic services and most of them are shared between the two towns. In Nyapaṟi, there is an art centre and a health clinic. Supplies are delivered once every two weeks, and mail is delivered once per week. The community store is in Kaṉpi.[3] Both Kaṉpi and Nyapaṟi had their own schools from 1987, but these joined together in 1993. The new school, Murputja Education Centre, was built between the two communities, 6 km (3.7 mi) east of Nyapaṟi and 9 km west of Kaṉpi.[4]


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kanpi - Nyapari - Angatja". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 January 2014.  
  2. "Nyapari". APY Communities. Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  3. "Nyapari". Waru. PY Media. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  4. "Murputja School". Waru. PY Media. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.