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Who are the traditional owners of Port Augusta?

Who are the traditional owners of Port Augusta?

The Barngarla, formerly known as Parnkalla and also known as Pangkala, are an Aboriginal people of the Port Lincoln, Whyalla and Port Augusta areas. The Barngarla are the traditional owners of much of Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.

What council is Port Augusta?

Port Augusta City Council
Port Augusta City Council | LGA South Australia.

Who is the mayor of Port Augusta?

Brett Benbow
City of Port Augusta

City of Port Augusta South Australia
Area 1,153.1 km2 (445.2 sq mi)
Mayor Brett Benbow
Council seat Port Augusta
Region Far North

Is Port Augusta a town?

Founded in 1852 and named for the wife of Sir Henry Fox Young, an early colonial governor of South Australia, Port Augusta was incorporated as a town in 1875 and in 1878 was linked by rail to Adelaide, 191 miles (307 km) southeast; it became a city in 1963.

What language do Kokatha people speak?

Kokatha language is a part of the Western Desert language dialect chain. The Western Desert encompasses a large expanse of land in the centre of the country, and traverses the state borders of Western Australia, South Australia, and the Northern Territory.

Where are Kokatha people traditionally from?

Traditionally the Kokatha people have been associated with the land that is to the north of Port Augusta, stretching from Lake Torrens in the east to the Gawler Ranges in the West.

Why is Port Augusta famous?

Port Augusta also became known as a centre for outback distance education with the original School of the Air opening in 1958 at the Royal Flying Doctor base.

What is the Kokatha totem?

Quolls are a totem animal to the Kokatha people. Arid Recovery also recognises the artistic heritage of the Kokatha people.

What language do Kokatha speak?

How many people are in Port Augusta?

In the 2016 Census, there were 13,808 people in Port Augusta (C). Of these 51.0% were male and 49.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 18.3% of the population.

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