NGARLUMA ELDERS VILLAGE
The Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation (NAC) initiated the housing community project with the aim of addressing a number of cultural, social and physical requirements of the Ngarluma elders. The site is located in the Pilbara within the Yaburriji Estate. The nine units were designed to accommodate the needs of the Ngarluma elders and to promote their position in the community as mentors and role models for the middle aged and younger Aboriginal people. The mentoring is facilitated through a number of communal spaces that are spread around the core of the village. The strong colour palette present was inspired by an artwork created by one of the Ngarluma Elders and supported the Ngarluma tradition of creating art.