Recommended Resources – Our Place Magazine produced by The Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT)

The Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) is a national Indigenous science and technology not-for-profit organisation. CAT was established in 1980 and is incorporated under the Northern Territory Associations Act. CAT is governed by an Indigenous Board.

CAT works with remote communities across central and northern Australia and has offices in Alice Springs (NT), Darwin (NT), Derby (WA) and Cairns (QLD).

CAT has 120 staff. Thirty percent are Indigenous.

CAT is the owner of a company, Ekistica Pty Ltd, which trades as CAT Projects. The company delivers professional engineering services and solutions designed to enhance the sustainability of remote and urban communities across Australia and the Asia Pacific region. More information is available at

CAT manages the Bushlight project, delivering renewable energy services to remote Indigenous communities across northern Australia. More information is available at

Through the Desert Peoples Centre Joint Venture, CAT is the managing agency for the desertHub – a social enterprise development and support initiative. More information is available at

What is Our Place Magazine?

Our Place Magazine is published three times a year and features articles about people and technology in the bush.

Our Place Magazine is distributed nationally and globally, to Aboriginal organisations,communities, Government agencies, non-profits, Universities, Research organisations and stake-holders in both print and digital formats.


Subscription to Our Place magazine is free to people living or working in Indigenous communities.

Opinions expressed in Our Place are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the CAT Board or staff.

The production of Our Place is funded by the Australian Government, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.


This magazine contains images of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Caution should be exercised while reading this magazine, as some of these images may be of deceased persons.

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