Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route

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Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route

10 May 2019 - 23 June 2019

Dates and Times: Friday, 10 May – Sunday, 23 June 2019
Venue: Atrium / Atrium Approach
Price: Free

The Aboriginal people of Australia’s Western Desert lived in their homelands for thousands of years. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the expansion of the Western Australian mining and pastoral industries led to the surveying of a track along which cattle could be moved from Kimberley stations to markets in the south. This track, and the 54 wells that were created along its length, became known as the ‘Canning Stock Route’. Similar stock routes were established across Aboriginal lands throughout Australia. This is the story of one such track, told from the perspectives of the Aboriginal people whose country it crossed. It is a story of contact with Europeans, of conflict and survival, of exodus and return. Above all, it is a story of family, culture and country.

An international travelling exhibition presented by the National Museum of Australia and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The exhibition is being presented by the Australian High Commission in Malta.

As part of this exhibition, there will be three special screenings: The Song KeepersGurrumul, and The Sapphires

With the participation of
(Artists ) Muni Rita Simpson, Rosie Williams, Dulcie Gibbs, Georgina Brown, Helicopter Tjungurrayi, Billy Atkins, Milkujung Jewess James, Jan Billycan Patrick Tjungurrayi, Martumili Ngurra, Nora Nangapa, Nora Wompi, Bugai Whylouter, Kumpaya Girgaba, Mary Njana, Jacinta Galova, Jeffrey James, Charlie Wallabi Tjungurrayi, Peter Tinker, Richard Yukenbarri Tjakamarra, Clifford Brooks, Tom Lawford, Josephine Nangala, Mayapu Elsie Thomas
Creative Team
(Curators) Hayley Atkins, Monique La Fonatine, Louise Mengil, John Carty

Ticket Information

Cinema Club Members
Concession tickets include students, senior citizens and Special ID Holders (SID).

Additional Information

all ages