North East Arnhem

 


 

Health services in the North East Arnhem region

Gapuwijak

The community health centre is staffed by aboriginal health workers, remote area nurses and receives a range of visiting medical and allied health staff.

Health Centre contact information:
Ph: 08 8987 9150
Fax: 08 89879121
PMB 18 Gapuwiyak via Nhulunbuy 0882

 


 

Languages in the Region

The below languages are present in the East-Arnhem region. However it should be noted that as a result of colonisation, the growth of towns, and the transient nature of some Aboriginal peoples, there may be many different Aboriginal languages evident in a given area.

Yolngu languages:

  • Dhay’ya – Djarrwark, Dhalwangu
  • Dhangu – Golumala, Rirratjinu, Galpu, Wangurri
  • Dhuwala – Gupapuyngu, Gumatj, Manggalili, Wubulkarra, Mandarrpa
  • Dhuwal – Djambarrpuyngu, Liyagalawumirr, Datiwuy, Marrangu, Djapu
  • Djangu – Warramirri, Mandatja
  • Djinang – Murrungur, Mildjingi, Wulagi
  • Alawa
  • Anindilyakwa
  • Kriol
  • Nunggubuyu

Kriol language

Kriol is the contact language now spoken as a first language by most Aboriginal people across the region. Kriol is spoken in the Barkly and further north, but not generally far south of Tennant Creek.


Accomodation

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Contacts and Advice in North East Arnhem

The following organisations and contact numbers may be useful in locating sources of advice. Care has been taken to ensure these details are correct, however unfortunately some may change or be unattended.

Gapuwiyak
Arnhemland Progress Association
14 Shepherd St Darwin NT 0800
Ph: 08 8944 6444

East Arnhem Shire Council
GPO Box 4246 Darwin NT 0801
Ph: 1300 764 573
Info.eastarnhem@eastarnhem.nt.gov.au

Ngadunnggay Homeland Resource Centre
Lake Evella Gapuwiyak NT 0880
Ph: 08 8987 9119