Alyarrmandumanja Umbakumba School offers preschool to year 12 in a friendly cultural context. We are a bilingual school with a strong Learning on Country and Indigenous Language and Culture focus.

Alyarrmandumanja is a small town of about 400 people in the traditional lands of the Mamarika clan of the Warinindilyakwa people. The main language spoken here is Anindilyakwa.

“Umbakumba” is Macassan for ‘lapping of waves’ which is what the community was called when it started in 1938 as a base for the Macassan trepanging industry.

Alyarrmandumanja was also a service point for Qantas flying boats. And during World War II it was a service point for the Royal Australian Air Force flying boat base.

We are located on Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia, just off the mainland.

P: 08 8987 6793
M: PO Box 698, NT, Alyangula, 0885

Fred Gray and students. From the Past Masters website.

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