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Nyirripi

The community is located approximately 440 km from Alice Springs by road and it takes 5 to 6 hours to drive there.

Nyirripi is located close to the southern and southwestern extent of traditionally owned Warlpiri land. Although still predominantly a Warlpiri Community there are a number of Pintubi, Luritja and Kukatja speakers.

Nyirripi was officially recognised as a minor community or outstation after the then Federal Minister of Aboriginal Affairs was pressed in a public forum by community members to define the population numbers that would constitute and outstation. This enabled the securing of much needed funds for infrastructure. Later the community was recognised as a major community and further campaigning to the government led to the construction of a school. In 1985 the community became incorporated under the Aboriginal Council Association Act.