Yarralin, Northern Territory
Yarralin, also known as Walangeri, is a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory of Australia. At the 2016 census, Yarralin had a population of 293. The community is located on the banks of the Wickham River, about 15 km (9 mi) west of Victoria River Downs, a major cattle station along the Buchanan Highway.
|Population||293 (2016 census)|
|LGA(s)||Victoria Daly Region|
The community is diverse, with several indigenous language groups including Gurindji, Ngarinyman, Bilinara and Mudburra represented among the residents of Yarralin. Archeological evidence and oral histories of the area surrounding the modern community indicate that Yarralin was (and remains) an important link in a traditional network for trade and exchange of goods and culture between indigenous peoples across the Northern Territory.
Yarralin is a service centre for the surrounding area and facilities available in the community include a school, health clinic, post office, police station, airstrip, community store and sports fields.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yarralin (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- "Yarralin". Katherine West Health Board Aboriginal Corporation. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
- Paton, Robert (March 2013). "Dreaming History for the Pelican: The Deep History of Aboriginal Trade and Exchange Networks in the Top End of the Northern Territory". Australian National University. Retrieved 27 July 2014.