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Australia's Aboriginal tribes arrived during the Ice Age 70,000 years ago. First settlement was in Port Jackson (NSW) in 1778.
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130km West of Alice Springs
Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, 0872
Phone: (08) 8956 7480
Historic Hermannsburg (130km west of Alice Springs) is the gateway to 4wd country. Acess to Palm Valley, Boggy Hole, Kings Canyon, Western MacDonnells, Ipolera & Gosses Bluff. Mereenie Tour pass available at the Hermannsburg Service Station.
Established in 1877 and with a fascinating history Hermannsburg is well worth a visit. The National Heritage-listed mission site comprises of 13 main buildings, mostly stone. Renowned artist Albert Namatjira, the first Aboriginal to paint landscapes in a European style, was born at the mission in 1902. In 1982 the mission and its land was returned to the Arrernte people.. There is a museum displaying historic items from the missionary era and also a gallery housing work by Aboriginal artisits of the Hermannsburg school (guided tours available).
Base yourself at the camp ground, it has powered sites and clean amenties, for bookings and enquiries phone (08) 8956 7480. Hermannsburg also has a well stocked store, fuel, take-away food, phone, garage, police and art gallery.