Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku
The Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku is located in the heart of the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. 'The Lands', as it is commonly known is an indigenous protected area, home to the Ngaanyatjarra people. Situated in the vast Central Desert, it is flanked by the Gibson Desert to the north and the Great Victoria Desert to the South. Striking scenery is marked by vast expanses of red earth and enormous blue skies, which are blanketed by 'millions' of stars in the evening. It attracts many visitors seeking a unique extended outback driving experience. Entry permits are required to travel through 'The Lands', however these are easily obtained by contacting the Ngaanyatjarra Council in Alice Springs.
The town of Warburton is the largest of the 10 Indigenous communities of the Ngaanyatjarra Lands and it is home to the Tjulyuru Cultural and Civic Centre. The Tjulyuru Cultural centre features a world-renowned Art Gallery exhibiting stunning glasswork, paintings and artefacts from Ngaanyatjarra artists. Tjulyuru is one of several art centres in 'The Lands' promoting Ngaanyatjarra artworks through acclaimed national and international exhibitions.
There is a strong partnership between local governments and the Ngaanyatjarra people, which ensures that there are sustainable commercial, and employment opportunities, particularly in service delivery such as education, health care, land care, heritage and youth support.
Please select one of the following links to explore the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku:
Outback Highway (Great Central Road), Warburton
Ph: +61 8 8956 7966
Fax: +61 8 8956 7959