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Gwoonwardu Mia Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre

CATEGORY: Art, Retail, 
REGION : Coral Coast
LOCATION : 146 Robinson Street, Carnarvon 6701
CONTACT : Manager
PHONE : 08 9941 1989
EMAIL : gwoonwardumia@museum.wa.gov.au
WEB SITE : https://www.gahcc.com.au/

Key Experiences

  • Learn about Aboriginal history and culture
  • Learn about the five language groups of the Gascoyne region in Western Australia
  • Learn about how Aboriginal people used the stars to navigate
  • Learn about the Burrowing Bees, unique to the region
  • Shop for authentic Aboriginal art gifts and memorabilia

The centre features an interpretive centre, Burlganyja Wanggaya - Old People Talking - listen, learn and respect.

This multi-award winning permanent interactive exhibition unites and reflects the culture and stories of the five Aboriginal language groups of the region; Yinggarda, Bayungu, Malgana, Thadgari and Thalanyji.

As you walk through the interpretive centre, you’ll explore many themes ranging from stories of the land to the ancient and continuing culture of the region, through to station stories and tales from Carnarvon town.

Explore exhibits like the Sky Dome, which showcases a timelapse video of a starry sky, with commentary about the ancient art of stargazing for the Aboriginal community. Learn more about the incredible giant, burrowing bees and marvel at the range of artefacts and objects on display. At the centre, you’ll also find an art gallery with local artists pieces on display plus a beautiful ethnobotanical garden. Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 9:30am - 3:30pm
  • Weekends: Closed
  • Public holidays: Closed

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