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Western Australia
Postcode(s) 6642
Location 200 km (124 mi) east of Warburton
LGA(s) Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku
State electorate(s) Kalgoorlie
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
37.6 °C
100 °F
5.5 °C
42 °F
247.7 mm
9.8 in

Papulankutja (also referred to as Blackstone) is a large Aboriginal community, located of in the Goldfields-Esperance Region of Western Australia, within the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku.


The community exists on the traditional lands of the Ngaanyatjarra people, who in the 1960s many of whom were transported to Warbuton mission. In the 1970s Ngaanyatjarra people returned to the region from Warburton mission. Since this time the community has steadily grown in size and population.

Native title

The community is located within the Determined Ngaanyatjarra Lands (Part A) (WAD6004/04) Native Title claim area.

Town planning

Papulankutla Layout Plan No.1 is not yet endorsed by the community and exists in draft format only. The draft map set can be viewed at Planning Western Australia official site.

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