Central Desert women, housing and health

6 February 2020


This project was undertaken to document Aboriginal women’s experiences of remote living, and their views on how housing and crowding affects the health of their families.

It details, in the residents’ own words, their positive stories and remaining challenges.


The video was filmed on Arrente country in Central Northern Territory, in the outstations of Black Tank and Williams Well.


The film was devised, developed and filmed by Wendy Anders, an Arrente woman, and Sandra Creamer, a Waanyi and Kalkadoon woman, who are from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA).


“Central Desert women, housing and health” is a sub project within the UQ-led project on ‘Enhancing Australian Indigenous health and wellbeing through community-led environmental, social and infrastructural systems solutions’.

This project was generously funded by the UQ Global Change Institute’s Flagship Fund.

Contact details

For more information, contact the overall project leader, UQ’s Dr Nina Hall, School of Public Health: n.hall2@uq.edu.au or Professor Sandra Creamer: s.creamer@uq.edu.au

Read about the women’s stories here.