Milparinka Malyangapa Cultural Heritage Room

Information

The Milparinka Heritage Precinct Malyangapa Cultural Heritage Room is located in the Courthouse and explores the kinship connections of the Malyangapa people by explaining the moiety system of marriages and illustrating them with original artwork by Malyangapa artist Shane Bates.

The adjoining room is devoted to Malyangapa Local History and features written historical accounts of the life of local Aboriginal people in the Milparinka area. These were traditionally Malyangapa people and the interpretive stories and accounts were prepared by descendants.

Also featured is a video in which Harold Hunt OAM whose mother was born in Milparinka discusses the life of Aboriginal people in the area. Harold partially grew up near Milparinka before moving to Wanaaring. His mother’s photographs of the relocation of Aboriginal people from Tibooburra in the 1930s form part of the interpretive displays.

Facilities

  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Barbeque
  • Non Smoking
  • Gallery / Museum
  • Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Interactive Centre

Other

  • Free Wifi

Accessibility

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.