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Visit Burlganyja Wanggaya - Old People Talking, Gwoonwardu Mia's national award winning permanent exhibition. Call in to the Gwoonwardu Mia Café and experience Gascoyne produce with a bush tucker flavour. The Centre includes Galleries, Conference & Meeting Rooms, a Gallery Shop, Artist in Residence and an Outdoor Performance Space.

Gwoonwardu Mia Cafe

The Gwoonwardu Mia Community Café seeks to provide an interestingly simple yet hugely delicious menu of locally grown and sourced produce. We do this a little differently, using a social enterprise business model with the profit made going back into training for aspiring young indigenous chefs

Conference Rooms  & Catering

We can build a custom room & catering package to fit you perfectly, without the hassle of finding venue hire, food and staffing separately. Finish your event feeling fabulous whilst we do the washing up you can rest easy knowing all profits from your event go straight back into local indigenous community and cultural programs.

Featured Artist

The Jillinbirri Weavers are a group of contempory Aboriginal weavers who create their work from materials ranging from banana fibre, recycled electrical wire, lemon grass and flax. Over the last twelve months they have been invited to be Artists in Residence in Albany, Geraldton and other places. 

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 Gwoonwardu Mia congra-  tulates the Jillinbirri  Weavers 

 In 2004 a small weaving
 group emerged from Carnarvon’s community Healing Circle called the Jilinibirri Weavers. In 2007 this group travelled to the Northern Territory as part of a skills exchange program with communities in Arnhem Land and also attended the opening of the National Telstra Art… 


This national award winning permanent interpretive exhibition took 5 years to complete. For the first time, the Aboriginal history of the Gascoyne region is taking pride of place as part of a rich and vibrant history, which extends back into the deep, pre-colonial past.

Gascoyne Aboriginal culture, made up of many different language and skin groups, had never been given the prominence demanded by their long connection with the country. The exhibition is a place where local elders tell their stories through interactive technology, images, maps and audio recordings that welcome everyone to learn about their history and culture.