Wollundry Lagoon

muriin is the Wiradjuri word for canoe made from bark. During Artstate three canoes made on country will float on the Wollundary Lagoon. The canoes were made as part of the Lagoon project which been reconnecting local Wiradjuiri and other First Nations men to cultural practices of creating and shaping traditional canoes made from various types of trees. The project allows First Nations men to learn the knowledge, skills and techniques that have been used for tens of thousands of years.

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Artists: The project is lead by National Parks and Wildlife Discovery ranger Shane Herrington and Eastern Riverina Arts’ Cultural Producer, Marcus Wright

muriin acknowledges the assistance of the Commonwealth Government through the Indigenous Languages and Arts program.

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