Indigenous Culture Cultural Trail

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The Mid North Coast covers the Worimi, Biripai, Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr Nations with an increasing number of opportunities for visitors to now experience a range of aspects of indigenous culture. As well as those outlined in this trail many other galleries showcase indigenous culture at different exhibitions throughout the year and local and festivals can be found through the events calendar.

Wigay Aboriginal Cultural Park

Kempsey

This park in Kempsey provides a unique opportunity to experience local Aboriginal culture and learn about traditional foods, all within a natural parkland setting. Wander through the 2.75 hectare park…

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58 Sea Street, Kempsey

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This park in Kempsey provides a unique opportunity to experience local Aboriginal culture and learn about traditional foods, all within a natural parkland setting. Wander through the 2.75 hectare park at your own pace, or take an interactive guided tour to learn which of the many native trees, shrubs and plants are used by Aboriginal people for food and medicinal purposes.

 

For more information on Wigay Aboriginal Cultural Park, view their website, http://macleayvalleycoast.com.au/directory_listing/wigay-aboriginal-cultural-park/

Mutton Bird Island Nature Reserve

Coffs Harbour

Muttonbird Island is a sacred and significant site to the local Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal people, who call the island Giidany Miirlarl, meaning moon sacred place. The moon is the island’s protector,…

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  • 6652 0900

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32 Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour

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Muttonbird Island is a sacred and significant site to the local Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal people, who call the island Giidany Miirlarl, meaning moon sacred place. The moon is the island’s protector, guarding the muttonbirds as a food source and protecting them from over-harvesting. The island was also a ceremonial site. Find out more about the cultural significance of Gumbaynggirr Country, taste bush tucker foods and learn about traditional uses of plants for medicine and shelter on a guided tour with one of the Aboriginal Discovery Rangers or through the extensive interpretative displays.

For more information on Mutton Bird Island Nature Reserve, give them a call on 6652 0900 or view their website, http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/Muttonbird-Island-Nature-Reserve/Learn-More#03180B33749F41348C414BD4DF710CC7

Deep Water Shark Gallery

Greater Taree

Russell Saunders is a Koori artist from the Biripi people is a gifted artist and sculptor. Visitors to Deep Water Shark Gallery have the opportunity to purchase from a wide…

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Dunghutti Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery

Kempsey

The gallery showcases the work of prominent established and emerging artists of the Dunghutti region and the Mid North Coast. The gallery is housed in the annex of the Kempsey…

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  • 6562 1432

Spirit of the Land

Port Macquarie Hastings

This permanent interactive exhibition at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre offers a journey through Birpai Country, engaging visitors with the Port Macquarie region’s rich Aboriginal culture and showcasing local national parks…

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  • 6582 3355

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Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie

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This permanent interactive exhibition at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre offers a journey through Birpai Country, engaging visitors with the Port Macquarie region’s rich Aboriginal culture and showcasing local national parks through a range of audio visual, interactive media and visual arts displays. Visitors to the exhibition will be captivated by the use of digital sand performances of two Birpai Aboriginal stories, The Legend of the Three Brothers and Birpai Dreaming, and have an opportunity to create their own “sand story” in the sand play light box. The Centre also runs Bush Tucker tours.

For more information on Spirit of the Land, give them a call on 6582 3355 or view their website, http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/north-coast/spirit-of-the-land

Alpitye At Port

Port Macquarie Hastings

This gallery specialises in quality traditional and contemporary Aboriginal artwork from the central, eastern, and western deserts of Central Australia. Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am…

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  • 0408 097 189

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1/19 Short St, Port Macquarie

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This gallery specialises in quality traditional and contemporary Aboriginal artwork from the central, eastern, and western deserts of Central Australia. Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am to 12 noon.

For more information on Alpitye At Port, give them a call on 0408 097 189 or view their website, http://www.alpityeatport.com.au

Wadjar Regional Art Gallery

Nambucca

The gallery is located in the Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre, which showcases the local Gumbaynggirr culture. The Gallery aims to be a centre of excellence in Indigenous visual arts for…

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  • 6640 7100