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For me, more important is that the photo is interesting than of high quality so I post this one, as i found the scene typical for the northern Australia. As you can understand, i made the photo from the distance, I was not so brave as to come close with camera.

Indigenous Australian people make up 32.5% of the Northern Territory's population. So it makes almost one third. And indeed, one can see many Aboriginal people in shops, on the streets and very often picnicking on the lawns. I observed them making shopping, they had difficulties with credit cards or cah paying. It was so in Darwin and in Alice Springs.
Indigenous Australians own some 49% of the land. The life expectancy of Aboriginal Australians is well below that of non-Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory, a fact that is mirrored elsewhere in Australia. There are Aboriginal communities in many parts of the territory, the largest ones being the Pitjantjatjara near Uluru, the Arrernte near Alice Springs, the Luritja between those two, the Warlpiri further north, and the Yolngu in eastern Arnhem Land.

I do not know why, but they were very often controlled by Police. They didn't seem aggressive, so why? I saw many such scenes as i show here.
The police cars in NT are the nicest I have ever seen. To Serve and Protect - it is their motto.

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To Serve and Protect

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12035 W: 126 N: 30653] (143062)
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