Our Community at Canteen Creek

Our Community at Canteen Creek is on our Traditional land we call Owairtilla. It is 300km south east of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory of Australia. About 200 people live here.

Click here if you would like to see the map.

Although we are a long way from any big town, we now have a computer that uses a satellite to connect to the Internet. This was provided by the Australian government to help remote communities like Canteen Creek to have good communications.

Here are some pictures of our community (You can click on the picture to see it bigger):

Our School

Using our new computer

The Council Office with the Satellite Dish

On the road to Canteen Creek

We love to play sport at Canteen Creek. Here are some of the tophies we have won!

We play Softball and Football. Watch a movie our Football Carnival!

The Football game we play is Australian Rules.

If you don't know how it is played you can click here for more information

As well as our main computer, we have a little Internet Cafe where people can come to do their banking or just find out things on the Internet.

A useful site for us is "The Deadly Mob" in Alice Springs

Priscilla Mick has written a History page which will tell you about the history of our community.

If you are interested in finding more about the life and culture of Indigenous Australians you could check out:

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies in Canberra.


Click here to open our photo album of life here when we first came back to our traditional lands.