We are Pitjantjatjara Anangu. Our families descend from the desert people in the north and north-west.
The Great Rainbow Serpent Wanampi shaped the landscape from the red spinifex country in the north to the Head of Bight creating rolling hills, caves and lakes in his journey toward the ocean.In 1996, the Yalata Reserve was proclaimed an Indigenous Protected Area (IPA)
being an area of distinct character having significant ecological and cultural value. The reserve holds the largest expanse of untouched coastal mallee in the south hemisphere. Under agreements between Commonwealth and State Government agencies, Yalata Community Incorporated (YCI) is committed to conserving the unique coastal and inland landscapes on the Yalata IPA.
Anangu people of Western desert language groups (Pitjantjatjara / Yankunytjatjara) are the traditional owners of the coastal lands, undulating plains and the deserts regions surrounding the Nullarbor. Wirangu occupied the land east of the Head of Bight and the Mirning clans occupied the coast west to Eucla. Kokata, Antakarinja and Ngalea occupied lands to the north and north-east.
Radiocarbon dating of cooking hearths and stone implements provides evidence for human settlement on the Nullarbor Plains 40,000 years ago. Allen's cave located on the western plains is the oldest archaeological site in arid Australia. There are 60 known archaeological sites on the Nullarbor revealing hand prints, paintings and flint tools.
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All of the Yalata Community members who have participated in the website training, and the Yalata staff, would like to thank the ladies from Scotdesco for all their support and help with getting our website going.
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For more information about services and programmes provided by Tullawon Health
- Essential Services
Contact - Danny Shorthouse
Location Yalata Plant Station
Location Yalata Community CDEP Office
Tel 08 8625 6341, Fax 08 8625 6357
- Municipal Services
Location Yalata Community Office
Tel 08 8625 6040, Fax 08 8625 6030,
Contact Danny Shorthouse
- Grading of roads
- Removal of "hard" rubbish from town
- Weekly refuse tip tidy
- Reporting machinery repairs needed
Contact Outback Stores
Location Yalata Community
Tel 08 8625 6989, Fax 08 8625 6340
- Land Management Program
Contact Alessandro Madonna
Location Yalata Roadhouse
- Women's Group
- Yalata Anangu School
Contact: Principal Roxanne Ware
Location: Yalata, SA
Address: PMB 22, Ceduna, SA 5690
Tel: 08 8625 6280
Opened 1957 - Students 64
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- Students and their welfare
- Health Care Programs
- Special programs
- Core Business
- School Vision Statement
- School Priorities
- Assessment in English and Math
- Information Communication Technology
- Health and Physical Education
- Attendance and Participation of all students and retention of senior secondary students
- Pitjantjatjara Language and Cultural Studies Program