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The Canning Stock Route runs through 4 determined native title areas - Tjurabalan, Ngurrara, Martu and Birriliburu - and through the area around Wiluna.

Punmu Community

Where and what is the Punmu Community

Aerial photo of Punmu Community
The Punmu Aboriginal Community was established in 1981 and has developed consistently since that time.New houses have been built, a new store, community office, a school and a mechanic’s workshop also been established.

Considerable tree planting has been concentrated around the buildings

Punmu Community has a population of approximately 180 people, most of whom speak Manyjiljarra as a first language.

Wildflowers and Spinifex

Two of the main reasons the Martu live out in the middle of the desert are: to return to their traditional land, and to keep the community as a whole away from influences such as alcohol, petrol sniffing and drugs. Any person caught bringing any of these substances into the community receives harsh penalties from the elders.

 

Punmu is situated in the very heart of Western Australia. It is one of the most remote communities in Australia.

swimming in the lake at sunset