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Your Visit.

We would love to welcome you to Memory Mountain once The Cross is completed.

To visit, the Traditional Owners need to share with you information about the community, the culture and where to stay.

You will need to obtain any permits necessary and check road conditions before travel. 

Memory Mountain can be accessed via Papunya or Glen Helen. The total travel time from Alice Springs is approximately 3 hours. Extended travel time could include visiting tourist sights on the way and visit art galleries of Papunya and Haast Bluff in the nearby communities. 

For more precise details take a look at the attached MAP

 

Culture, faith, enterprise and relationship combine to make this a unique life changing experience.

CHANGE FOR YOU, CHANGE FOR US!

 

A social enterprise bringing change for all.

 
 

All financial surpluses from Memory Mountain Limited will go back to the community. These funds will be used to provide training, to improve housing and to overcome dependence on government funding.


To facilitate this change, completion of The Cross is needed to create sustainable change for the community.


Walk a While Foundation (WaW) is a related entity with the aim of providing training within the community to develop skills and enterprise in the areas of music, photography, design and film.

WaW sees The Cross as an integral part of a cultural project to empower the creativity of this community, connect with the wider world and generate employment and sustainable income streams for the community.

 

A core objective is to secure sustainable employment, training, skills and income for members of the local communities.

Examples of how this will be achieved include:

  • Site management;

  • Handling visitor inquiries;

  • Visitor guides;

  • Event services;

  • Merchandise Sales.

The Cross itself provides a catalyst for other local micro enterprises commenced by indigenous community members.

These enterprises may include visitor guiding, bike tours, photographic guiding, bush tucker and business related to Aboriginal art and culture. 

 

 

85% 

Of visitors to the NT HOPE FOR AN AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE OF ABORIGINAL CULTURE

<5%

of visitors to NT connect in a meaningful way with indigenous people

 

100+

4WD campers pass through or stay at nearby glen Helen every day in winter months yet few if any visit the ikuntji & papunya areas

18%

of aboriginal men are unemployed. tourism work and micro enterprise are proven opportunities

Visiting the Site. 

 
 

A quality visitor experience is critical to Memory Mountain Limited.

The directors of Memory Mountain Limited (MML) are committed to providing physical, emotional, and spiritual environments that are safe and secure for all who visit and engage with the work of the community.

It is recognised that safety of visitors is paramount as is the sustainability of all that is built.

In constructing The Cross itself and related facilities full attention is paid to:

  • Safety of those constructing and future visitors.

  • Physical durability and sustainability of all that is constructed.

  • Environmental impact.

  • Respect for traditional owners and the land.

  • The need to deliver a quality experience to all visitors.

It is proposed that independent day visitors and campers purchase visitor “permits” on line.

The booking site would provide educational information, maps and a visitor number to be either printed or written and displayed in vehicle.

Campers booking on line receive a camping permit and are able to choose a numbered site “pitch” to camp on.

Local rangers check that campers and visitors are safe and well and have paid their fees.

 

visitor numbers are expected to grow

Opportunity for the community. 

 
 

A UNIQUE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE COMBINING CULTURE WITH FAITH AND HOPE FOR A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL

We plan to partner with Micro enterprise organisations who specialise in working with Aboriginal micro-finance and indigenous enterprise mentoring organisations.

We will work with education and employment agencies of government and NGO to align our approach to training and education of local people employed by Memory Mountain.

We will work with Walk-a-While, a related charity, to provide opportunity for digital media skills and on-line commerce to enable the local community to access the broader market place.

 
 
 
 

Can you or your business support this inspiring enterprise?

 
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