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Angurugu, Northern Territory

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Population  882 (2006)
Lga  East Arnhem Region
Local time  Saturday 11:29 PM
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Weather  27°C, Wind SE at 3 km/h, 87% Humidity

Angurugu is a community located on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, Australia, just off the mainland. The main languages spoken there are Anindilyakwa, an Australian Aboriginal language, and English. A permit is required before travelling to Angurugu.

Contents

Map of Angurugu NT 0822, Australia

History

Angurugu was the site of a Christian mission operated by the Church Missionary Society. The mission was originally located on the Emerald River. It was established between 1921 and 1924 "as a place for isolating and training children of mixed descent" (i.e. part-Indigenous and part-non-Indigenous). It ceased to be a 'half-caste' mission in 1934 and was shifted to Angurugu in 1943.

References

Angurugu, Northern Territory Wikipedia


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