Two hours southeast of Alice Springs sits the remote community of Santa Teresa, also known as Ltyentye Apurte to local Eastern Arrernte speakers. Established as a Catholic mission in 1953, Santa Teresa’s community these days is around 550 people.
It may be a small town, but it’s home to a proud community. Earlier this year Santa Teresa was named Australia’s 2019 Tidy Town.
It’s not the first time this proud Indigenous community has made headlines.