The Shire of Brewarrina, a rural and remote community located in the outback region of New South Wales on the banks of the Barwon/Darling River. The shire covers an area of 19,000 square km’s and borders the state line of Queensland and is surrounded by the local governments of Walgett, Warren, Bogan and Bourke.
The shire includes the towns and villages of Brewarrina, Goodooga, Weilmoringle, Angledool and Gongolgon. Brewarrina has great historical significance to the Aboriginal people of the region, as the town was one of the great inter-tribal meeting places of eastern Australia. The fisheries are elaborate man made stone constructions in the riverbed designed to trap fish. The Brewarrina Fish Traps are a National Heritage listed site and of spiritual significance to Aboriginal people.
The Shire boasts many other attractions like the Old Barwon Bridge, Culgoa National Park, Narran Lakes, Cobb & Co trails, Four Mile Skiing Reserve, Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Visitor Information & Exhibition Centre, Darling River Run, Ochre Bed Pits and the State Heritage Aboriginal Mission just to mention a few.
Many significant events also occur in the Shire including the Brewarrina Races, Barwon River Rodeo, Agricultural Field Day, NAIDOC celebrations, Weilmoringle Cancer Council Tennis Day, Goodooga Wool Day, Bre Big Fish competition and the Bald Archy Art Prize Exhibition.
Brewarrina Shire Council acknowledges and pays its respects to the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, and to Elders past, present and future.
Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum
The Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum stands at a site which has been of great importance to Aboriginal people in the North west New South Wales for tens of thousands of years.
The Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum is a no holds barred, Indigenous account of Australia’s history from the beginning of time right through to today. It depicts an inspiring story. Indigenous Outback legends are shared via a blend of storytelling, guided tours, audio visual technology and personal recollection. The story through time is fraught with emotion – expect deep sadness, anger, wonder and laughter as well as a real sense of the persistent dignity and survival of Indigenous Australians.
The Cultural Museum and fish traps are a place of cultural and spiritual significance to local Aboriginals who identify as members of the Ngemba, Ualarai, Murrawarri, Gamilaroi, Baranbinja, Koama, Weliwan, Kula, Baarkkinji people from the Brewarrina region.
Above all else expect to find hope for an Australian culture and indeed a world culture of true and mutual respect, sharing stories that many thought long since forgotten. These are true stories, important stories. These stories belong to all Australians.
For Tour times please contact Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum by phone: (02) 6839 2421
Visit their website: https://brewarrinafishtraps.com.au/
Visit the Cultural Museum Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/brewarrinaacm/
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Brewarrina Visitor Information and Exhibition Centre
The Brewarrina Visitor Information and Exhibition Centre is located in Bathurst Street, in the old Brewarrina Bowling Club Building.
Our friendly staff care on hand 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm Saturday, Sunday and Public holiday to help answer all your questions.’
The centre stocks a large range of maps and brochures to help you plan your outback adventure, along with a range of souvenirs, art and timber work form local artists and creators, home and giftware and much more to remember your trip.
Check out the latest information on the Centre Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/brewarrinavic/
Call 02 6830 5152 and have a chat their friendly staff today!