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.

Address:

146 Robinson St
Carnarvon WA 6701
Australia

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri 9.30am - 3.30pm
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...

World’s oldest jewellery?

Could this be some of the world’s oldest jewellery? These 32,000-year-old shells feature delicate holes through which Aboriginal people once threaded string to fashion body ornaments such as necklaces...

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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