Angurugu
Northern Territory
Angurugu is located in Northern Territory
Angurugu
Angurugu
Coordinates 13°57′32″S 136°26′56″E / 13.95889°S 136.44889°E / -13.95889; 136.44889Coordinates: 13°57′32″S 136°26′56″E / 13.95889°S 136.44889°E / -13.95889; 136.44889
Population 882 (2006)[1]
LGA(s) East Arnhem Region

Angurugu is a community located on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, Australia, just off the mainland. The main languages spoken there are Anindilyakwa, an Australian Aboriginal language, and English. A permit is required before travelling to Angurugu.

Climate

Climate data for Angurugu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 41.7
(107.1)
38.9
(102)
38.6
(101.5)
37.2
(99)
36.4
(97.5)
34.0
(93.2)
34.6
(94.3)
34.9
(94.8)
37.4
(99.3)
39.8
(103.6)
39.7
(103.5)
39.6
(103.3)
41.7
(107.1)
Average high °C (°F) 33.1
(91.6)
32.3
(90.1)
31.9
(89.4)
31.5
(88.7)
30.2
(86.4)
28.3
(82.9)
27.6
(81.7)
29.0
(84.2)
30.9
(87.6)
32.8
(91)
33.9
(93)
33.7
(92.7)
31.3
(88.3)
Average low °C (°F) 24.6
(76.3)
24.6
(76.3)
23.7
(74.7)
21.9
(71.4)
19.9
(67.8)
17.2
(63)
16.2
(61.2)
16.4
(61.5)
17.7
(63.9)
20.1
(68.2)
23.3
(73.9)
24.5
(76.1)
20.8
(69.4)
Record low °C (°F) 17.2
(63)
17.4
(63.3)
14.4
(57.9)
13.6
(56.5)
8.9
(48)
2.2
(36)
2.7
(36.9)
5.0
(41)
6.7
(44.1)
9.4
(48.9)
13.4
(56.1)
14.7
(58.5)
2.2
(36)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 238.1
(9.374)
249.6
(9.827)
314.7
(12.39)
152.2
(5.992)
37.6
(1.48)
8.9
(0.35)
2.2
(0.087)
1.5
(0.059)
4.5
(0.177)
31.3
(1.232)
87.0
(3.425)
158.7
(6.248)
1,287.8
(50.701)
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2mm) 14.9 14.4 16.3 9.4 4.4 2.0 0.7 0.6 1.0 2.9 6.9 10.7 84.2
Source: [2]

History

Angurugu was the site of a Christian mission operated by the Church Missionary Society. The mission was originally located on the Emerald River. It was established between 1921 and 1924 "as a place for isolating and training children of mixed descent" (i.e. part-Indigenous and part-non-Indigenous). It ceased to be a 'half-caste' mission in 1934 and was shifted to Angurugu in 1943.[3]

References

  1. ^ "LGWORKS local government database". LGWORKS. Archived from the original on 3 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-02. 
  2. ^ "Angurugu". Climate statistics for Australian locations. Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Harris, J. W. (1998). We wish we'd done more : ninety years of CMS and aboriginal issues in North Australia (Rev. ed.). Adelaide: Openbook.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angurugu,_Northern_Territory