New Houses in Mutitjulu Community Help Bring the Children Home

13th Sep 2018

Residents from the Remote Aboriginal community of Mutitjulu, located a few hundred meters to the east of Uluru, have welcomed the rebuild of new houses which will allow fostered children to return home to their families...

Mutitjulu is a small community of a few hundred Anangu people… and a literal stones-throw from the Rock.

The backyards of the rebuilt houses in Mutitjulu overlook the world-famous monolith, Uluru. A site sacred to the Anangu and other Aboriginal people. 

This is the view and site that will be returned to the young children, who will be reunited with their culture and families, thanks to these new houses.

Craig Woods has lived in Mutitjulu for 25 years says he and his family will move into one of the houses. He adds that the new house will help him to continue to contribute to the community, as Mutitjulu aspires to enter the billion-dollar Uluru tourism market.

CAAMA's Teghan Hughes was in Mutitjulu on the day the house was handed over. Click below to hear from Mutitjulu resident Craig Woods, the Northern Territory Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy and Member for Namatjira Chansey Paech who were all present at the handover.

By Teghan Hughes