Our project is focused on Wadeye (formerly known as Port Keats), a town in Australia's Northern Territory about 6 hours' drive southwest of Darwin. The region around Wadeye is sometimes referred to as the Thamarrurr region, a name that has been taken on by the local Thamarrurr Regional Council, one of the sites selected for the COAG trials. There are some some 2200 people living in the Thamarrurr region from 20 different patrilineal clan groups and representing a number of different languages, including Murrinh-patha, Marri Ngarr, Marri Tjavin, Marri Amu, Magati Ke and Jaminjung.

map showing Wadeye