Igor and Juan captured some great images of their week in Numbulwar, while they worked there last week for a road survey.

Numbulwar is a small aboriginal community on the mainland of the Gulf of Carpentaria in the NT and has about 670 residents.

While on the job the staff were blessed with beautiful sunrises, got chased by a water buffalo, got the vehicle bogged while accessing the beach, but luckily they had help from the lovely locals to recover the car and came across an undersea communications cable that heads out into the Gulf to supply Groote Eylandt with internet and phone services.

 

The staff also came across a Centre for appropriate technology (CAT) dish in a very remote spot of Australia, it’s a range extender for your mobile device that improves access to phone and internet services while in remote areas. You operate it by placing your device in the cradle, and the dish beams the signal from the nearest tower to your device.
CAT is based in Alice Spring which aims to improve the lives of indigenous Australians.