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Yiwarra Kuju

The Canning Stock Route

Yiwarra Kuju painting

Curriculum areas: Indigenous culture & history, Australian history, geography, arts, English

Years: 5–9

Information and activities in this package complement the National Museum of Australia exhibition Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route.

About the exhibition

This groundbreaking exhibition reveals the richness of desert life today. It tells the story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, and the importance of the Country that surrounds it, through the works of senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. It is a story of contact, conflict and survival, of exodus and return, seen through Aboriginal eyes, and interpreted through their voices, art and new media.