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Wugularr (Beswick)

Beswick is on the banks of the Waterhouse river approximately 116 km, South East of Katherine and 31kms from the Barunga Community. 

Traditional Owners: Bagala people

Languages: Rembarranga, Myali, Dalabon, Marra, Rithurangu/Wagilak, Jingili/Mudburra and Jinang but the main languages spoken in the community are Kriol and English.

Population (ABS Census 2016): 531, (95.7% Indigenous) (Male: 46.4% / Female: 53.6%)

For more information, see Roper Gulf Regional Council.

Road Conditions
The community is accessible by road for most of the year except when there is severe flooding during the wet season. The road is a single lane sealed road from the turn-off off the Stuart Highway. The community can be cut-off during the wet season for short periods of time when Waterhouse River floods.


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