Tennant Creek lies between Katherine in the north and Alice Springs in the south. It is home to nine separate Aboriginal groups including the Alyawarr, Kaiditch, Walpiri and Warumungu people. It is also home to the spikey tailed Goanna, called Nyinkka.
In 1936 the gold mines in the area extracted the equivalent (in today's prices) of 1.5 billion dollars worth of gold in just 18 months. This was celebrate in true outback fashion with a party that had the main menu of saveloys and beer.
Tourist attractions in the area include the 'Devil's Marbles', Lake Mary Ann and the Wauchope Hotel.
To learn more about Tennant Creek, please visit the local Tennant Creek website.
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