Irrunytju Community – Surveyor Generals Corner

Ngaanyatjarra-Giles
Western Australia
Surveyor Generals Corner (WA/SA/NT)

Description

Though it’s impossible to verify, it’s often said that this remote point has been visited by fewer people than those who’ve visited the South Pole.

This remote point is a significant attraction as it is the location of the intersecting boundaries of Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

As the corner falls within the traditional land of the Irrunytju Community, access is limited to guided tours and visitors require a special pass in addition to the pass required for the Great Central Road.

 

The Irrunytju Community is located close to the WA / SA border in the Wingellina Hills, part of the Central Ranges region that stretches from Warburton in the west to the Mann Ranges in South Australia.

The development of a community in this area was initiated by Yarnangu in response to mining activities in the area during the late 1950s.

Once the miners left, Yarnangu stayed and established a permanent community using the existing infrastructure left from the pre-existing mining camps.

Mining has once again returned with exploration being evident around the area.

 

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Western Australia
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Irrunytju Community – Surveyor Generals Corner

Ngaanyatjarra-Giles
Western Australia

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