Umuwa, South Australia

Aboriginal community in South Australia

Umuwa is an Aboriginal community on the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in South Australia. It is the administrative centre for the local government of the APY. Umuwa is about 250 kilometres (160 mi) north-west of Marla and 460 kilometres (290 mi) south west of Alice Springs. There are about 80 people living at Umuwa.

South Australia
Umuwa is located in South Australia
Coordinates26°27′55″S 132°2′32″E / 26.46528°S 132.04222°E / -26.46528; 132.04222
Population50 (?; est.)[source?]
LGA(s)Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara
State electorate(s)Giles
Federal division(s)Grey
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
37.1 °C
99 °F
5.0 °C
41 °F
222.6 mm
8.8 in

Umuwa was established in 1991. Mail arrives in Umuwa once per week by air mail. Supplies arrive by truck every week. Unlike larger settlements on the APY lands, Umuwa does not have a general store. There was a solar power station built near the town in 2003,[1] but it stopped working in 2011 and will be dismantled.[2] As with most APY settlements, Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Special Broadcasting Service television are available. There is also a health clinic and a police station.[3]

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  1. Solar Systems Case Study - Umuwa
  2. Portolesi, G and Marshall, S. 30 June 2011. Hansard, Estimates Committee B, Parliament of South Australia, p198.
  3. "Police Stations like ill-equipped sheds Archived 2012-09-03 at", Adelaide Advertiser, 7 July 2007.

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