Ms Ashley, 55, has no electricity or running water. No toilet. Her home is made of tin and has a concrete floor.
Mr Timber said the electricity line to the back two houses went off on March 30 last year and he suspects it was deliberately cut off.
"This is discrimination for starters. David Geddes from Power and Water gave me two figures, two conflicting figures to fix it, $100,000 and $50,000," he said.
"I think it's because the Government wants that part of land."
No one seems to know where David Gulpilil is when I arrive at the Ramingining air strip aboard the scheduled eight-seater air service.
Gulpilil has no phone but he has several contact numbers. The Ramingining folk always seem happy to pass messages on, but are never sure when they might see him.
"People say to me: You're a big name. You have money. Why don't you buy yourself a house; get out of Ramingining?," he says. "This is my country. I belong here, and I'm broke."
That world seems even farther away at the ramshackle humpy where Gulpilil lives with his fourth wife, traditional artist Robyn Djunginy. There is no power or running water; they cook bush tucker over an open fire beneath a scrap iron roof
Originally posted by mazzroth
Ok I will shed some light on why this happens, I have a friend who built over 200 houses for the Ngaanyatjarra people who live out at Warburton Station which is in the Eastern parts of Western Australia bang in the middle of the desert.
They would build these houses for the people all government funded and paid for by the tax payers, then the people would systematically tear them down and burn up any wood then go out and live outside under the stars. These people can't live like us Westerners and it will take 10's of generations before they acclimatize to our living standards because they reject them and many resent them.
There is also another factor not talked about, some Aborigines who choose to live like a the Westerners and tend to care for the free home they are given have jealous relatives and people who resent that they live that way and soon as they go out to shop or visit someone they come in and destroy the place totally.
This Country has done some shameful things to the indigenous people here but the mistake is trying to make them live like us because they just don't want to. When Journo's try and make a name for themselves by trying the shame game on us citizens who pay taxes and vote should not just present one side of the story, alot of these people don't want whiteman help.