Independent Schools

Dhupuma Barker

Location: East Arnhem Land

Levels: Primary (T-Year 6)

Website: barkerbarang.edu.au/about-our-schools/dhupuma-barker


Dhupuma Barker is a homeland community school located on the community of Gunyangara, East Arnhem Land. Dhupuma originally provided secondary boarding (1972-1980). The Elders of the Yolngu community wanted to see Dhupuma reopen so their children and grandchildren could have the opportunity to experience two-way learning and on country education. In partnership with the Yothu Yindi Foundation and Barker College, Dhupuma Barker College commenced 2021 and is now providing education to students from Transition to Year 6.