Gwoonwardu Mia - Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre

Celebration of Aboriginal heritage and culture

The spacious and modern Gwoonwardu Mia Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre celebrates the culture and country of five Gascoyne Aboriginal language groups. You can learn much about the ancient and modern history of Gascoyne Aboriginal people through a permanent collection and exhibitions. You may also spot an artist in residence at work. Be sure to leave time to visit the gallery shop and cafe.


146 Robinson St
Carnarvon WA 6701

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri 9.30am - 3.30pm
Return of the grindstone

How many hands have held this grinding stone over the millennia? When did they use it last? Station people came upon the grinding stone and some spears at a campsite and corroboree ground along the...

Emu egg artistry

Like many Shark Bay people, Bill Poland was a man of both the sea and land. As a boy he worked on one of his dad’s five sail-powered pearling luggers. In the book Yammatji, published in 1992, he is...

Ancient armoury

The red-and-white markings in the grooves of this shield were typical of those made and used in the Gascoyne area. Called a jiwara or a bugali, the shield was made by Yinggaarda man Chubby Jones at...

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