Guess The Place #220

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New Day Rising
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FREE TURN: Gunbalanya, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory Australia

maxdance wrote:

New Day Rising wrote:

maxdance wrote:

New Day Rising wrote:

New Day Rising wrote:

Where is this?

It seems the store has had a facelift since I was there, but some pictures of it in this guise can be found on the 'net.

Like many of the places featured in Guess The Place, most tourists come here for the art works.

Also like many of the places, English is not the main language here.

Northern Territory?

Indeed it is.

How about Gunbalanya, an Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory, Australia? The same hill seems to be there but no street view to tie in with your photo - there does appear to be a newer looking supermarket though.

Please offer a free turn if right.

That's it!

You're right - no street view in this remote town, entry to which is by permit for non-residents. During the wet season it is accessible only by air as the one road in is through a causeway over the East Alligator River (ironically named, given it is full of crocodiles).

Gunabalanya is in West Arnhem Land, about 300 kilometres east of Darwin, sitting on the eastern edge of the famous Kakadu National Park. It was home to 1,116 people at the 2016 Census - small, but one of the larger communities in Arnhem Land. The main language of the community is Kunwinjku.

Injalak Hill in the background contains a number of important Aboriginal rock art sites. It is a little further away in reality than the photo suggests, with a creek (or maybe irrigation channel) in between it and the store.

The Adjumarllal store (operated by the Adjumarllal Land Corporation as traditional custodians of the land) got a facelift sometime between my 2008 visit and now. It is now painted brown and renamed from the Adjumarllal Supermarket to Adjumarllal Store and Takeaway.

It is now a FREE TURN. Be the first to post a suitably challenging image.

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