• Miwatj at Nhulunbuy

last modified June 28, 2007 by aguido

A page describing what the Black Stump Working Group did at Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory.

Once upon a time there was a training room belonging to the Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation in Nhulunbuy, with a mort of computers. Alas, they were Windows-infested and little used, and so the room fell dusty and silent. Then one day a crew of random volunteers came in, made derisory sounds at the ancients' choice of operating system, set up the computers and cleaned up the room.

Pia at the Miwatj computer lab open day Pia on the lab's webcam, fiddling with its server

And lo, there was a usable training space again.

Ubuntu boxen in the Miwatj computer lab, one wall Ubuntu boxen in the Miwatj computer lab, t'other wall Token Windows machines in the Miwatj computer lab

There was an open morning to introduce the community to their new resource.

Pia and some locals at the Miwatj computer lab open day Two kids at the Miwatj computer lab open day Two kids at the Miwatj computer lab open day, II Two kids at the Miwatj computer lab open day, III

The volunteers: Sokar Phillpot, Pia Waugh, Horatio Davis, and a few others I've forgotten. Total cost: one computer's worth of parts, accommodation for three people for five days, and airfare. Lots and lots of airfare.