Promoting the treasures of the Woodlands
Norseman’s recently opened Woodlands Cultural, Community and Visitor Centre offers a new tourism experience for the region. It showcases the natural assets of the remarkable Great Western Woodlands and includes interpretive information on the local Ngadju culture.
The centre, encouraging travellers to stop and stay longer in Norseman and explore the surrounding area, is located on the Coolgardie-Esperance Highway.
Funding was provided by the State and Federal Governments and Lottery West.
The Ngadju people have lived on country between Kalgoorlie and Esperance for perhaps as long as 50,000 years. Like most tribal groups, they developed their own language and they are proud of their important role as the carers and custodians of their land.
Being spiritual people, they practised sacred ceremonies and dances and many sites of significance remain important places for men and women to connect to country today.
Image credits: Australia’s Golden Outback