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Shepparton - Bangerang Cultural Centre




The Bangerang Cultural Centre, originally the Shepparton Arts Council, at Shepparton, is the first Aboriginal Cultural ‘keeping place/museum’ to be developed and managed by the Aboriginal community in Australia. The centre houses an important collection of artifacts and artworks from Aboriginal communities across Australia, whilst focusing on local communities of the Murray and Goulburn Valleys.

Why an Aboriginal Museum? - Children will benefit from a museum about the First Australians, where they can learn about a world that is fascinating and exciting through participating in the visual experience of viewing the life sized dioramas. Families will benefit from a unique place where they can share the joy of learning about Aboriginal culture.

Upon entry to the beautiful building visitors will enter a virtual ‘portal’ of time where they will view four magnificent dioramas vividly illustrated by artist George Browning that depict trade, food gathering and cultural gatherings.

Dioramas - George Browing was engaged to make the dioramas. Design and creation was undertaken over a two year period beginning in early 1981 and completed in February 1983. The title of the dioramas, beginning in a clockwise direction from the entrance, are: ‘Bogong Moth Feast’, Riverina Economy”, Mount William Technology’ and ‘Corroboree’. The dioramas consist of curved painted backdrop, life-sized figures, artifacts and specially procured specimens, including animals.

As well as seeing the sublime dioramas there are exquisite artifacts and artworks to view. There are two beautiful ceramic murals by Thancopie, who is one of the first Aboriginal artists to combine ceramics with traditional Aboriginal imagery.

The Bangerang Cultural Centre is open for the casual visitor, school groups, bus tours and organizations. Activities may include a guided tour, artifact presentations, music and dance.

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Opening Times

Cost:


Free entry. Additional services such as "Artifact Presentation" and a "Group Guided Tour" range from $40 to $60.


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1 Evergreen Way,  Shepparton 3630, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: (03) 5831 1020
Map: X921 Ref: J7

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Link www.bangerang.org.au



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