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In pictures: Aborigines in the outback

Armed with drinks bottles against the near 40C heat of the outback, kindergarten students step out across the hot asphalt to their homes for lunch hour.

Only families and their descendants who lived in Toomelah when it was founded in 1938 are allowed to stay here. The population has decreased from 500 in 1987 to around 350 today.

But there are still only 35 houses for 350 people a few new house frames dot the small town, but it's very cosy.

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