The Breakaways is located on the Aboriginal Antakirinja Land which is located in far North of South Australia, 25 Kilometres North-North-West of the Opal Mining Township of Coober Pedy.
Aboriginal people have lived in this area for thousands of years and the Breakaway's area has been held as a very important place for Aboriginal people. Before the white settlement the name of the area was "Umoona" which is named after the Umoona tree meaning long life which is found at the Breakaway's and the Umoona Community in Coober Pedy.
After white man inhabited this area in search of opal Aboriginal people named this area Kupaku Piti meaning "white man's hole". Kupaku is a Muntunjarra word for White man and Piti is an Antakirinja word for hole. These are two traditional groups who own this area, the first group being Antakirinja and the other being Muntunjarra.
Aboriginal culture does not allow the full story of the Breakaways to be told as it is a teaching place for all young Wati's(Men).
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