Get in touch with the region’s rich the Aboriginal history and discover the strong connection the local Wiradjuri people have with the land.
1. Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk
Walk, cycle, or simply meander through this beautiful stretch of the Murray River which you will find located in West Albury. The Yindyamarra Scuplture Walk (5 km each way) features a series of stunning sculptures created by local Aboriginal. The sculptures are accompanied by interpretative panels and videos via smartphone which tell the story of Aboriginal history and the cultural significance of the Murray River.
2. Yeddonba Aboriginal Cultural SitE
Located at the base of Mt Pilot, in the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, the Yeddonba Aboriginal Cultural Site illustrates the art of the Dhudhuroa people, the dominant indigenous clan of the area. Containing many significant areas such as a rock shelter and bush tucker area, the site is of particular archaeological importance as it features an Aboriginal red-ochre painting. Although the ochre on the rocks has mostly worn away, its believed to be a painting of a Tasmanian tiger (thylacine). What’s left is a faint outline that can be seen and understood with the help of the interpretive sign.
The short 1km loop takes in all the significant sites.
3. Wiradjuri Talkback
Get your cultural fix at the Albury LibraryMuseum with the Wiradjuri Talkback exhibition. Learn about Wiradjuri country and the strong connection its people have with the land and river.
4. Join a guided tour
What better way to learn more about local Aboriginal culture than to listen to stories and share the rich history. Located in the Riverina region near Wagga Wagga, Bundyi Cultural Tours run full-day tours hosted by local Wiradjuri guide, Mark Saddler.
5. Aboriginal Art
Partnering with leading Victorian art gallery Aboriginal Exhibitions, Quest Albury on Townsend has more than 170 original paintings and prints adorning their walls. Pop in and look around the Atrium Gallery or stay the night in one of their Studio Art Suites which include original paintings from celebrated Lockhart River (Cape York) artists Fiona Omeenyo, Patrick Butcher Jnr, Silas Hobson and Rosella Namok.