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Location

70kms south of Fitzroy Crossing (WA). The community has a one square mile excision on Go Go station.

Demography

Approximately 180 people. There are 35community houses. 5 staff houses (school and community). Predominant languages are Walmajarri and Kriol.

Facilities

Pre-School
Primary School
Store
Centrelink Office
Workshop
Karrayili Adult Education Annex
All Weather Airstrip
Clinic
Communal cooking facility / hall
Basketball court
Airstrip
Television and radio (ABC, GWN, SBS, WIN, WAFM, ABC Regional)

Access

There are two roads into Fitzroy Crossing, with the dry season route approximately 75kms and the wet season route approximately 130kms. Neither of these roads are all- weather.

Administration

The community physically began in 1989. It is an Aboriginal corporation under Federal legislation and the community must comply with the rules of the Registrar of Aboriginal Corporations. The council has 12 members.

General

Yakanarra is in the semi-arid tropics. It is sandhill country with acacia scrub. It is located on the edge of the St George ranges and approximately 30kms form the permanent waters of the Fitzroy River. Wet seasons are erratic and unpredictable, average temperatures being around the 40c mark. In winter average temperatures are between 20c-30c.

Regional Centres

Fitzroy Crossing, Derby and Broome.

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