Be enchanted by the vibrant Indigenous art and culture in Western Australia’s Northern Goldfields. To the Indigenous ancestors who roamed the land for many thousands of years, this harsh, unforgiving and barren outback landscape is a land of plenty. Their art, song and dance, passed down from generation to generation, tell the story of the animals that shaped the physical features of the outback landscape to provide food, water and shelter.
Warri (1909-1979) and Yatungka (1917-1979) were believed to be the last of the Mandildjara tribe and were perhaps Australia’s last desert nomads leading the traditional Indigenous lifestyle. Long after the Mandildjara people (known also as Martu) had gravitated to urban settlements this couple survived for decades on their own, hunting and eating native fruits. You can find out more about their incredible story by visiting the Wiluna page of this site.
Many Indigenous communities are keen to share their unique art and culture with visitors, so take time to embrace these unique experiences. Check out the list of attractions and tours below to discover more about Indigenous art and culture in Western Australia’s Northern Goldfields.
The Outback Way is one of Australia’s great four wheel drive odysseys. Known as ‘Australia’s Longest Shortcut’, the route runs from Perth, Western Australia to Cairns in Queensland.
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The Tjukurba Art Gallery provides a rich authentic experience where you have the opportunity to meet and chat with artists painting on location in the gallery.
The Laverton Outback Gallery is a not for profit organisation established to display, promote and sell authentic Aboriginal art on behalf of the people of the Laverton and Western Desert area.