North West

Spectacular Natural Landscapes, Fascinating Human Stories

 

Welcome to the home of red dirt, endless skies, rich history, and misnamed towns (it is jasper you’ll find in Marble Bar, not smooth white stone). Life this far north was like nowhere else on Earth, with a hitch-hiking dog, headdresses made of bark, and – curiously – Britain’s first atomic weapon.

 

A bizarre atmosphere to fathom, but a normal day for those who lived here. A group of people that included drovers, pearlers, cameleers, and members of a near 50-piece, classical, Aboriginal orchestra at the Derby leprosarium.

 

Ready to dive in and learn their stories?

If you are looking for more information about all the Kimberley Aboriginal art centres, have a look at this map, drs art trail map, to get you started.

North West collections

Not forgotten – the story of Wyndham

Sitting at the confluence of five rivers on the Cambridge Gulf, lies the old town of Wyndham, the most northerly port of Western Australia. After the great cattle treks by Nat Buchanan and the Duracks...

Karijini - history, culture and nature

Twisting through the Hamersley Ranges, now famous for iron ore deposits, lies Karijini National Park, with Karijini being the Banyjima name for this area. Visitors can explore the ancient country of...

Art of the Eastern Pilbara

Martumili is the home of western desert artists – a vibrant hub for Martu artists from six remote desert communities scattered across the Western, Great Sandy, Sandy and Gibson deserts. These artists...

Ganalili - A Place of New Beginnings

Ganalili is the Yindjibarndi word for the light in the morning before the rising of the sun. Living up to its name of new beginnings, the centre is set in Roebourne’s old Victoria Hotel, a site of...

This is the place of Yawuru

Representing the Yawuru people, the traditional owners of the country around Broome, Nyamba Buru Yawuru (NBY) is committed to a vision of mabu liyan, mabu buru, mabu ngarrangunil – Good liyan, (well...

Keeping language strong

Servicing over 30 language groups of the Pilbara, Wangka Maya was the first Aboriginal language centre in the north. Established in 1987, elders committed to preserving their language, culture and...

Little bit long way

So says the first of many painted car-bonnet signs as you turn off the Great Northern Highway to travel the 350 kms along the Tanami track to the Warlayirti Artists Art and Culture Centre at Balgo...

A real pearler

At the Pearl Luggers, now part of Willie Creek Pearls, you will discover the rich and fascinating history of pearling in Broome and be captivated by the tales of the sea, the people, and the legends...

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Argyle Homestead Museum

Lake Argyle Road, Lake Argyle, WA 6743

Broome Bird Observatory

Crab Creek Road, Broome, WA 6725

Broome Museum

67 Robinson Street, Broome, WA 6725

City of Karratha Art Collection

Red Earth Arts Precinct, 27 Welcome Road, Karratha, WA 6714

City of Karratha Local History Archives

Red Earth Arts Precinct, 27 Welcome Road, Karratha, WA 6714

Comet Gold Mine and Tourist Centre

Hillside Road, Marble Bar, WA 6760

Cossack Museum

Corner of Perseverance Street & Pearl Street, Cossack, WA

Cygnet Bay Pearls

23 Dampier Terrace, Broome, WA 6725

Dalgety House Museum

6 Anderson Street, Port Hedland, WA 6721

Ganalili Centre and Juluwarlu Aboriginal Corporation

38 Roe Street, Roebourne, WA 6718

Karijini Visitors Centre

Karijini National Park, off Karijini Road, Karijini, WA

Kimberley Language Resource Centre

12 Terone Street, Halls Creek, WA 6770

Kununurra Museum

72 Coolibah Drive Kununurra, Kununurra, WA 6743

Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency

8 Bell Road, Fitzroy Crossing, WA 6765

Marble Bar Museum and Visitors Centre

Lot 190 McLeod Cl, Marble Bar, WA 6760

Martumili Artists

East Pilbara Arts Centre, Newman Drive, Newman, WA 6753

Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre

Gibb River Road, Derby, WA 6728

Murujuga - Nganjarli walk trail

Hearson Cove Road, Murujuga National Park (The Burrup), Dampier, WA 6713

Neil Baker Shell Collection

50 Third Avenue, Onslow, WA 6710

Nyamba Buru Yawuru

55 Reid Road, Broome, WA 6725

Onslow Visitors Centre and Goodshed Museum

52 Second Avenue, Onslow, WA 6710

Pearl Luggers by Willie Creek

31 Dampier Terrace, Broome, WA 6725

Shire of Broome Art Collection

Shire Administration Centre Crn of Weld and Haas Street, Broome, WA 6725

Shire of Broome Library - local studies collection

Corner of Haas and Hamersley Streets, Broome, WA 6725

Sisters of St John of God Heritage Centre

9 Barker St, Broome, WA 6725

South Hedland Library - local studies collection

Leake Street, South Hedland, WA 6722

University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome Campus

88 Guy Street, Broome, WA 6725

Wangka Maya Aboriginal Language Centre

Cnr Hamilton and Throssell Roads, South Hedland, WA 6722

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts

16 Speargrass Road, Kununurra, WA 6743

Warlayirti Artists

Tanami Track (Turn off Highway 5kms south of Halls Creek), Nyirla Warlayirti Rd, Wirrimanu (Balgo) Community via Halls Creek, WA 6770

Warmun Art Centre

Warmun Aboriginal Community, Great Northern Highway, Warmun, WA 6743

Wharfinger House Museum

3 Elder Street, Derby, WA 6728

Wyndham History and Museum Collection

1 MacPhee Street, Wyndham, WA 6740

Yu Family Historical Display

14 Carnarvon Street, Broome, WA 6725

North West collection highlights

Longstanding fight for rights
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Wangka Maya Aboriginal Language Centre
Shinju Queen
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Broome Museum
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City of Karratha Art Collection
A leather legacy
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Argyle Homestead Museum
A desert Rainbow Serpent
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Shire of Broome Art Collection
Desert in colour
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Warlayirti Artists
Celebrating Wandjina
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Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre
Shining boabs
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Waringarri Aboriginal Arts
Rare jade
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Comet Gold Mine and Tourist Centre
Riiji
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Cygnet Bay Pearls
Stay away!
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Onslow Visitors Centre and Goodshed Museum
Valued skills
North West
Shire of Derby / West Kimberley Library - local studies collection

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