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Haasts Bluff, Northern Territory

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Haasts Bluff, also known as Ikuntji, is an Indigenous Australian community in Central Australia, a region of the Northern Territory. The community is located in the MacDonnell Shire local government area, 227 kilometres (141 mi) west of Alice Springs. At the 2006 census, the community, including outstations, had a population of 207.

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Map of Haasts Bluff NT 0872, Australia

The Haasts Bluff community takes its name from the nearby outcrop, given this name in 1872 by the explorer Ernest Giles, after the New Zealand geologist, Julius von Haast.

The locality was established as a Lutheran mission in 1946 and is home to Western Arrernte, Pintupi and Pitjantjatjara people.

Notable people

A number of notable Indigenous artists were born or raised at Haasts Bluff, including Makinti Napanangka, Daisy Jugadai Napaltjarri, Tjunkiya Napaltjarri, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Eileen Napaltjarri, Nora Andy Napaltjarri, Ada Andy Napaltjarri, Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri, Molly Jugadai Napaltjarri, Norah Nelson Napaljarri and Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula.

References

Haasts Bluff, Northern Territory Wikipedia


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