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Wadeye ( WOD-ay-ə, WOD-air) is a town in Australia's Northern Territory (NT). It was formerly known (and is still often referred to) as Port Keats, a name originating from Port Keats Mission, which operated from 1935 (originally at different location, known as Wertnek Nganayi) until 1978. In last few years, Port Keats was run as an Aboriginal reserve by the Northern Territory Government, before being renamed Wadeye when control was passed to the Kardu Numida Council.
At the 2021 census, Wadeye had a population of 1924. Wadeye is one of the biggest Indigenous communities in the NT.
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