Jay Creek is in the MacDonnell Ranges 45 kilometres west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. It was a government settlement for Indigenous Australians which for a time in the late 1920s and early '30s included 45 children from a home named 'The Bungalow' (37 of whom were under the age of 12) temporarily housed in a corrugated shed with a superintendent and matron housed separately in two tents.
Jay Creek was home to the Western Arrernte people. In 1937 Jay Creek was declared as one of three permanent camps or reserves for the Alice Springs Aboriginal population. It was intended a buffer between the semi-nomadic people living in far western regions and the more sophisticated inhabitants of Alice Springs and environs, in particular for the non-working, aged and infirm around Alice.
- "Part 2 Tracing the History" (rtf - see page 97). Bringing them Home: Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families. Reconciliation and Social Justice Library reproducing report first published by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. 1997. Archived from the original on 2005-12-20. Retrieved 2006-06-11.
- Bartlett, Ben (1998). "Origins of persisting poor Aboriginal Health" (pdf -379 pages; first ref to Jay Creek on p. 97). Thesis for Masters in Public Health. University of Sydney. Retrieved 2006-06-11.
- Jay Creek is at coordinates Coordinates:
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