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Gwoonwardu Mia Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre is a multipurpose centre that celebrates the culture and country of the five Aboriginal language groups of the Gascoyne Region. Based in Carnarvon, the centre has worked with people from each of the local language groups to celebrate and share their stories and culture. 


  • Jardilunji Mia: A new training cafe at Gwoonwardu Mia launches

    Gwoonwardu Mia, a recognised cultural hub of the region, dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich heritage of the five language groups of the Gascoyne, is thrilled to announce the official opening of Jardilunji Mia. The name, derived from the local Yinggarda language, translates to ‘eating house,’ and it serves as an emblematic establishment dedicated…

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  • Gwoonwardu Mia’s Burrowing Bee Community Day a buzz

    In celebrating nature’s tiny heroes, Gwoonwardu Mia has launched an engaging new interactive experience centred around the Mungurragurra Burrowing Bee. The initiative was inaugurated on the occasion of the highly anticipated Mungurragurra Burrowing Bee Community Day on 24 June. Visitors to Gwoonwardu Mia can now immerse themselves in the enchanting world of the Mungurragurra Burrowing…

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  • Untouchable Stories of the Gascoyne

    Untouchable Stories of the Gascoyne

    Gwoonwardu Mia launched two new exhibitions in the permanent exhibition of Burlganyja Wanggaya: Old People Talking 27 May 2023. The two new experiences included an audio exhibit called Untouchable Stories of the Gascoyne and a state-of-the-art touch table which brings to life Gwoonwardu Ganyarra, the swirling waters of the Gascoyne. Untouchable Stories of the Gascoyne…

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5 days ago
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1 week ago
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✨ Celebrate NAIDOC Week at Gwoonwardu Mia! ✨

NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate and recognise the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It’s an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest continuous living cultures on earth.

Gwoonwardu Mia - Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre is your gateway to discovering the rich Aboriginal history and heritage of the Gascoyne region. Explore our interpretive centre, join one our cultural events, and immerse yourself in the stories as part of our regular yarning circles.  

#NAIDOCWeek #GwoonwarduMia

✨ Celebrate NAIDOC Week at Gwoonwardu Mia! ✨

NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate and recognise the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It’s an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest continuous living cultures on earth.

Gwoonwardu Mia – Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre is your gateway to discovering the rich Aboriginal history and heritage of the Gascoyne region. Explore our interpretive centre, join one our cultural events, and immerse yourself in the stories as part of our regular yarning circles.

#NAIDOCWeek #GwoonwarduMia
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3 weeks ago
Gwoonwardu Mia
We are excited to be hosting ‘Around the Fire Pit’, on Friday 16 August at the Gwoonwardu Mia Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre as part of the Gascoyne Food Festival. 

The talented students will be guided by renowned Western Australian chefs Paul Yoda Iskov from Fervor and Mark Attard in creating a menu that showcases the rich diversity of local and native ingredients.

It is always great to get into the kitchen and cook with the Real Futures students at Gwoonwardu Mia. We spend time on country foraging for local native ingredients, process them in the café and incorporate them in a menu that reflects the region. I always look forward to getting back to the Gascoyne on Yinggarda country.

🍴Read the full story here and buy your tickets here: 
https://www.gascoynefoodfestival.com.au/post/an-intimate-culinary-experience-around-the-fire-pit

 #GascoyneFoodFestival2024

We are excited to be hosting ‘Around the Fire Pit’, on Friday 16 August at the Gwoonwardu Mia Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre as part of the Gascoyne Food Festival.

The talented students will be guided by renowned Western Australian chefs Paul 'Yoda' Iskov from Fervor and Mark Attard in creating a menu that showcases the rich diversity of local and native ingredients.

"It is always great to get into the kitchen and cook with the Real Futures students at Gwoonwardu Mia. We spend time on country foraging for local native ingredients, process them in the café and incorporate them in a menu that reflects the region. I always look forward to getting back to the Gascoyne on Yinggarda country."

🍴Read the full story here and buy your tickets here:
www.gascoynefoodfestival.com.au/post/an-intimate-culinary-experience-around-the-fire-pit

#GascoyneFoodFestival2024
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Can’t wait! 😝

Coen Mippy week up there or what

1 month ago
Gwoonwardu Mia
🌿✨ The Mungurragurra season is almost here! Are you a school teacher looking to inspire your students with a unique and captivating educational experience? Look no further!

Thanks to generous funding from the WA Museum Foundation, Gwoonwardu Mia has developed an extraordinary loan box that’s ready to take your students on an unforgettable journey into the world of the Gascoyne’s giant hairy bees, the Mungurragurra. 🐝🌼

Immerse your classroom in the fascinating ecosystem and cultural significance of these incredible creatures. Book your loan box today and let the adventure begin! 🌏📚 www.gahcc.com.au/schools

🌿✨ The Mungurragurra season is almost here! Are you a school teacher looking to inspire your students with a unique and captivating educational experience? Look no further!

Thanks to generous funding from the WA Museum Foundation, Gwoonwardu Mia has developed an extraordinary loan box that’s ready to take your students on an unforgettable journey into the world of the Gascoyne’s giant hairy bees, the Mungurragurra. 🐝🌼

Immerse your classroom in the fascinating ecosystem and cultural significance of these incredible creatures. Book your loan box today and let the adventure begin! 🌏📚 www.gahcc.com.au/schools
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1 month ago
Gwoonwardu Mia
Calling all local Aboriginal Artists and Stallholders! 🖤💛❤️

We are excited to announce an amazing opportunity to share your art, crafts, and unique products with our community as we celebrate the first day of NAIDOC Week on Sunday 7 July at Gwoonwardu Mia ✨

Whether youre a seasoned artist or a budding talent, we welcome you to join our Aboriginal Art and Craft Market. Showcase your work, connect with the community, and be a part of this vibrant celebration!

Interested in participating? Email or call to express your interest or find out more:
📧 Contact: Carleen at carleen.ryder@museum.wa.gov.au
📞 Phone: 0448 369 681
🕰️ EOI closes Friday 21 June 

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to be part of NAIDOC Week festivities! Lets celebrate together! 🎨✨

Calling all local Aboriginal Artists and Stallholders! 🖤💛❤️

We are excited to announce an amazing opportunity to share your art, crafts, and unique products with our community as we celebrate the first day of NAIDOC Week on Sunday 7 July at Gwoonwardu Mia ✨

Whether you're a seasoned artist or a budding talent, we welcome you to join our Aboriginal Art and Craft Market. Showcase your work, connect with the community, and be a part of this vibrant celebration!

Interested in participating? Email or call to express your interest or find out more:
📧 Contact: Carleen at carleen.ryder@museum.wa.gov.au
📞 Phone: 0448 369 681
🕰️ EOI closes Friday 21 June

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to be part of NAIDOC Week festivities! Let's celebrate together! 🎨✨
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Great idea!!

Kerry Howard

Cheyenne Murphy Wailu Ree Couzens

Carleen Ryder carleen.ryder@museum.wa.gov.au

1 month ago
Gwoonwardu Mia
🌟 WA DAY at Gwoonwardu Mia was a huge success and so much fun for the entire community! 🌟

✨ The captivating performance by Pundara Dance graced the crowd with their incredible talent.
🎭 The Bush Fairies brought magic to the main stage with their fantastic entertainment.
🐾 The animal farm was an absolute hit with kids and adults alike!
🎨 So many activities for families to enjoy and create lasting memories!

Thank you to everyone who came and made this day unforgettable! 🙌

#WADay #GwoonwarduMia #Carnarvon

🌟 WA DAY at Gwoonwardu Mia was a huge success and so much fun for the entire community! 🌟

✨ The captivating performance by Pundara Dance graced the crowd with their incredible talent.
🎭 The Bush Fairies brought magic to the main stage with their fantastic entertainment.
🐾 The animal farm was an absolute hit with kids and adults alike!
🎨 So many activities for families to enjoy and create lasting memories!

Thank you to everyone who came and made this day unforgettable! 🙌

#WADay #GwoonwarduMia #carnarvon
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Gary Lang

So good!

1 month ago
Gwoonwardu Mia
Today is the day - It’s WA DAY 🎉🎉 

We’ve got so much fun, activities and main stage entertainment. We will be celebrating until 2pm. See you soon, Carnarvon! ✨

Today is the day – It’s WA DAY 🎉🎉

We’ve got so much fun, activities and main stage entertainment. We will be celebrating until 2pm. See you soon, Carnarvon! ✨
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Happy WA Day everyone 🎉

Layne M Forbes

2 months ago
Gwoonwardu Mia
🎉 Join us for the WA Day Fiesta at Familyvile at Gwoonwardu Mia on Monday from 10am to 2pm! 🎉

Come along and enjoy all the main stage entertainment and family fun. Get creative in our activity zones, including painting your very own WA DAY cookie made by local business Sweet Cake Designs 🍪✨

See you there, Carnarvon! It’s going to be a day full of FREE fun for the whole family. Don’t miss out! #WADay #Carnarvon #GwoonwarduMia

🎉 Join us for the WA Day Fiesta at Familyvile at Gwoonwardu Mia on Monday from 10am to 2pm! 🎉

Come along and enjoy all the main stage entertainment and family fun. Get creative in our activity zones, including painting your very own WA DAY cookie made by local business Sweet Cake Designs 🍪✨

See you there, Carnarvon! It’s going to be a day full of FREE fun for the whole family. Don’t miss out! #WADay #Carnarvon #GwoonwarduMia
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2 months ago
Gwoonwardu Mia
🎉🌟 Join us for the WA Day Fiesta in Familyville on Monday, 3 June at Gwoonwardu Mia! 🌟🎉

From 10am to 2pm, enjoy a fun-filled day with family and friends! Are you excited to cuddle all the cute farm animals? 🐑🐐🐰 We’re thrilled to welcome back Old MacDonalds Farm to Carnarvon for an overload of cuteness! 🥰

Bring your loved ones and make some unforgettable memories. See you there! #WADay #Carnarvon #GwoonwarduMia

🎉🌟 Join us for the WA Day Fiesta in Familyville on Monday, 3 June at Gwoonwardu Mia! 🌟🎉

From 10am to 2pm, enjoy a fun-filled day with family and friends! Are you excited to cuddle all the cute farm animals? 🐑🐐🐰 We’re thrilled to welcome back Old MacDonald's Farm to Carnarvon for an overload of cuteness! 🥰

Bring your loved ones and make some unforgettable memories. See you there! #WADay #Carnarvon #GwoonwarduMia
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