Engawala, also was known as Intiarntwa, is located 200km north east of Alice Springs. It has a population of 150 people and the local language is Arrente. Engawala is situated on Alcoota Station, one of the Northern Territory’s oldest pastoral leases which was handed back to Traditional Owners in 2012. Young men within the community are frequently called upon to assist with managing cattle and other pastoral activities.
Although a small community, Engawala is well supported with a general store, shire office, night patrol office, aged care, early childhood centre, medical clinic, school and Activity Hub.
Alcoota Station is also well known in scientific circles for the unique fossil-beds that are located on the property.