Tjukurba Art Gallery and Tourist Information The Tjukurba Art Gallery offers visitors a sample of unique and affordable paintings by the Birriliburu artists, some of whose works have been exhibited overseas. The Gallery is located in the Eastern building of the historic former Wiluna District Hospital (now Heritage and Interpretive Centre). Statues of Warri and Yatungka Be sure to visit the town’s statue ‘Last of the Nomads’ and read the plaque to learn of the beautiful love story behind their culturally frowned-upon relationship. Their deaths marked the end of a tribal lifestyle that has stretched back more than 40,000 years. Not to be missed! Clay Pans These fill with water at different times of year and are great for windsurfing, canoeing, bird watching and picnics. Pioneer Cemetery 19 grave sites identified from Shire records dating from 1893 to 1903 when the cemetery was moved because of periodic flooding in the area first chosen. Gunbarrel Highway The Gunbarrel is a popular four wheel drive which takes you across the ranges and central desert to Warburton and Alice Springs.
Canning Stock Route (CSR) Well numbers 1 and 2 are close to the town, as are the original cattle loading yards. The turn off for Well number 1 is located 3.8km north of town on Neds Creek Road and then 3.5km to the west. Well No. 2 is located approximately 39km to the north, also along Neds Creek Road and then to the east along the CSR track. Exploring to various parts (or all) of the track between Wiluna and Halls Creek is popular in the cooler months of the year. Lake Violet Located near the township of Wiluna, this lake can host hundreds of black swans over the winter months. North Pool North Pool is located on the Canning Stock Route. Both North Pool and Lake Violet are pleasant spots for a picnic and are fantastic for bird watching. Like many other features these are within 20 kilometres of town. Accommodation Enjoy friendly outback hospitality; Wiluna has accommodation close to town. Shire of Wiluna Scotia Street Wiluna WA 6646 Tel: (08) 9981 8009 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.wiluna.wa.gov.au
The Shire of Wiluna covers an area of 184,000 square kilometres and is predominately mining, pastoral and native title land, including Indigenous Protected Areas at Matuwa (Lorna Glen Station), Kurrara-kurrara and Birriliburu. The town of Wiluna is on the edge of the Little Sandy Desert, located east of Meekatharra (unsealed) and north of Leinster (sealed), on the Goldfields Highway. It’s the gateway to the Canning Stock Route which runs north to Halls Creek, and the Gunbarrel Highway that runs east to Alice Springs. Good fuel and grocery outlets are available in Wiluna. The former Wiluna District Hospital was built in 1933 and is listed on the State Heritage Register. It was here that notable Wiluna identities such as the retired Governor General Sir Michael Jeffrey was born. The Wiluna Shire Offices were situated here until 2016 when extensive restoration of the buildings began. This beautiful complex of five historical buildings situated around a central courtyard has been developed into a Heritage and Interpretive Centre featuring displays on town's, mining, pastoral histories, Indigenous culture and the Canning Stock Route and Gunbarrel Highway. Places of interest Historical Buildings
1 Last of the Nomads sculpture 2 Durba Hills, Canning Stock Route 3 North Pool, Canning Stock Route 2 1
Canning-Gunbarrel Discovery Centre
Tjukurba Art Gallery Co-located within the Discovery Centre view authentic Aboriginal artworks available for purchase by Martu artists and an opportunity to meet the artists who still live a semi traditional lifestyle.
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Discover the magic of Wiluna & the Western Desert & the start of the Canning Stock RoutE Canning Stock Route | Gunbarrel Highway Aboriginal Art for sale
Whether you’re setting off on your epic drive along the Canning Stock Route or Gunbarrel Hwy, or newly arrived after your desert adventure, you’ll get a warm welcome and complimentary hot drink at the Canning- Gunbarrel Discovery Centre, a true celebration of the area’s remarkable history.