Towns in Australia

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Kalkaringi NT


Postcode: 0852

Kalkaringi (formerly Wave Hill, also spelt Kalkirindji) is a small township in Northern Territory of Australia. It is situated about 460 km south-west of Katherine and has a population of around 350.

Kalkaringi and the nearby settlement of Daguragu are the population centres of the land formerly held under the Wave Hill Cattle Station. In 1966, the indigenous station workers, led by Vincent Lingiari, staged a walkoff in protest against oppressive labour practices; following this, much of the land was returned to the Gurindji people by UK-based station owners The Vestey Group and the Australian Government in 1975.