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...

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...

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...

More Coral Coast collections

More than a country courthouse collection

Yalgoo of the 1900s is captured in the old Court House Museum. Learn about the people of the region through the interesting array of objects and photographs. Including rarely seen ‘message sticks’ or...

Vibrant community art space

Carnamah is home to a group of people who describe themselves as ‘can-do go-getters’, and who have formed the not-for-profit North Midlands Project. Their aim is to help regional Western Australia...

Tiny museum provides glimpse into pastoral and mining past

This tiny museum is housed in the old Upper Gascoyne Road Board building, constructed in 1912. It features a collection which provides a glimpse into the region’s colourful pastoral, mining and...

Historical homestead and gardens

The 19th-century homestead of Greenough’s notable Maley family stands amid sprawling cottage gardens and is today the Greenough Museum and Gardens. The museum showcases life in the early days of the...

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Gwoonwardu Mia Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre
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Gwoonwardu Mia Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre is a...
146 Robinson Street, Carnarvon, WA 6701