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Yungngora Community WA

Yungngora Community

Postcode: 6765

Yungngora ( 18°30’S, 124°49’E) is a medium-sized Aboriginal Community in the Kimberley region in northern Western Australia, situated approximately 280 km east-south-east of Broome and 100km south-west of Fitzroy Crossing.

The community is located on the Noonkanbah Station on the banks of the Fitzroy River between Camballin and Fitzroy Crossing. Yungngora is the gateway to communities further inland such as Kadjina Community and Yackanarra Community. The main access road is unpaved and so becomes inaccessible during the ‘wet season’.

The community has basketball courts and a football oval.Yungngora fields a team in the Central Kimberley Football League called the ‘Noonkanbah Blues’.

Yungngora Community has a school, Kulkarriya Community School, which was established in 1978 for students from pre-primary through Year 12 in the Western Australian education system. At present it employs five teachers, a principal and 12 Aboriginal staff, and in 2006 had an enrolment of 72 students.

Bush walking, some fishing and camping are the dominant pursuits for tourists visiting. Visitors are required to apply for a permit prior to entering the Community.

There is one store in town owned and operated by the ALPA. All items are very expensive compared to major centres. Mechanical repairs may be effected at the mechanical workshop.