For young people growing up in the Aboriginal settlement of Toomelah, New South Wales, life offers few choices. Jobs are scarce, few finish high school and nothing their elders want to teach them seems to matter.
As elder Auntie Ada Jarrett says, "I just hurt so much for the young people today. Because they don't know anything, all the good things that we had – traditional dances in the night, story telling. They're not able to survive."
Words and pictures by Heather Faulkner