Docker River

Docker River (Kaltukatjara)

Docker River or ‘Kaltukatjara’ is located 670 km south west from Alice Springs by road via Uluru.

Docker River is situated in the Petermann Ranges in the far south western corner of the Northern Territory, 7 kilometres east of the Western Australian border.

Come on down to the rec shed after school and during holidays to talk to us and join the fun. NPYWC has a team of Youth Development Officers who live and work in Docker River. They arrange HEAPS of fun, active, healthy activities for young people and offer excellent support for anyone facing problems or challenges, or those who just need a hand.

Here’s a taste of what’s been happening in Docker River lately...

  • Music making with the computer program ‘Garage Band’ is VERY popular with the fella’s! We run a supervised weekly program – monitored by Anangu staff, and the young men take great pride in their original tracks.
  • Healthy snacks: Young people can buy fruit as a healthy snack at the Docker River rec hall. The money made goes back into buying more fruit, and its pretty normal to sell an entire box of apples on disco night!
  • Weekly ‘stew night’ is also popular! Anangu staff work with the young people to cook up healthy food for all to share. The vibe is usually chaotic, but the outcome always successful!
  • Weekly movie nights and disco’s are HUGE with new lights and lasers transforming the cavernous rec hall into a magical space.
  • Bicycle maintenance workshops skill-up and empower Docker River youth. Bike’s have a tough time out here and appreciate a bit of extra care!
  • In partnership with CAYLUS, we are running regular ‘cultural maintenance’ activities and bush trips, whereby the senior men and women share their traditional knowledge, stories and skills with the Docker youth. This process is continually being documented through words, photograph and film.
  • A gardening program in collaboration with Nyangatjatjara College is keeping us busy… preparing beds and planting seeds. We look forward to eating the fruits (and veges!) of our labour.
  • Checking out the fun films on ‘HITNeT’. HITNeT is a touch-screen computer ‘kiosk’ that contains short movies promoting health messages. For more info click here.