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These are a group of photos that I have taken over the last couple of years while working with Aboriginal people in a Community Development role within the Town Camps of Alice Springs, Central Australia.
These mutilated and disfigured dolls that have been fleetingly loved and then discarded are an analogy of how the Australian Government and other agencies pour money into short term fixes for the multitude of serious issues that the Aboriginal people face. The domestic violence, the chronic disease, the extreme alcohol abuse issues, the youth suicide and the child neglect are all almost invisible to most Australians, as well as to the world who still think of Australia as being the 'Lucky Country'. Although this is a tragic and ugly truth, there is still an inherent beauty to the images. Maybe that portrays a sense of hope.