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Shire of WILUNA

displays of the town’s mining and pastoral histories, Aboriginal culture, and the Canning Stock Route and Gunbarrel Highway. Tjukurba Art Gallery The Tjukurba Art Gallery offers visitors a sample of unique and affordable paintings by the Birriliburu artists. The gallery is located in the Eastern building of the historic former Wiluna District Hospital (now Canning-Gunbarrel Discovery Centre). 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! Pioneer Cemetery Visit 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 Highway is a popular four-wheel drive which takes you across the ranges and central desert to Warburton and Alice Springs. Canning Stock Route (CSR) CSR wells number 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 Statues of Warri and Yatungka Visit the town’s statue ‘Last of the

TOPATTRACTIONS Canning-Gunbarrel Discovery Centre and Tjukurba Art Gallery / Wiluna Town Heritage Trail / Statues of Warri and Yatungka, the Last Nomads / Mingal Pool / Clay Pans WILDFLOWERS TODISCOVER Sennas / Eremophillas / Sturt’s Desert Peas / Purple Mulla Mulla / Pipitjarli

North Pool

WILUNA 966km north-east of Perth

SHIRE OFWILUNA 70 Wotton Street, Wiluna (08) 9981 8000

T he Shire of Wiluna covers an area of 184,000km 2 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. While in town, discover Wiluna’s main attractions… Canning-Gunbarrel Discovery Centre The Canning-Gunbarrel Discovery Centre is a beautiful complex including five historical and heritage-listed buildings, a central courtyard and Discover the magic of Wiluna & the Western Desert & the start of the Canning Stock RoutE Canning Stock Route | Gunbarrel Highway Aboriginal Art for sale

on Neds Creek Road and then 3.5km to the west. Well number 2 is located approximately 39km to the north, also along Neds Creek Road and then to the east along the CSR track. North Pool North Pool is located on the Canning Stock Route within 20km of town and is a pleasant spot for a picnic and fantastic for bird watching. Accommodation Enjoy a maximum of three night’s free accommodation by parking your caravan at the temporary RV site, located next to 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. T: (08) 9981 8080 E:


Canning-Gunbarrel Discovery Centre

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. T: (08) 9981 8009

28 Scotia St, Wiluna WA 6646 | Kalgoorlie-Boulder & the Goldfields | 93

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