People alight from a council bus that serves the satellite communities on the edges of Wadeye town, helping residents to shop, attend school and access services found in the town. Due to tensions between tribal groups, many residents from out of town are too afraid to visit Wadeye town.
Wadeye is the largest Aboriginal town in the Northern Territory. Its seven different tribes were dispossessed of their land and forced to live together by a Catholic mission that was established in 1935. The resultant community was beset by problems that stemmed from this loss of land, language and culture resulting in many social problems, tension and violence especially among the youth.