There are approximately nine Indigenous groups who call the Barkly region home, including the Warumungu, Warlpiri, Kaiditch and Alyawarr people.
Indigenous people are an important part of the region's multicultural community and continue to maintain their identity and traditions.
The Barkly region is not a desert landscape, as many expect. It contains sweeping plains of grasslands, gum trees and red sandstone rock formations - including the famous Devils Marbles.
The region includes several huge cattle stations and is rich in pioneering and war history.
Tennant Creek town, the centre for the region has an estimated population of 4 000. It is located on the Stuart Highway 500km north of Alice Springs and 1000km south of Darwin and can be accessed all year round.
The people of the town enjoy modern facilities including reserves, sporting venues, galleries, a civic hall and library.