The Life of The Upper Murray Indigenous People


This book reflects the traditional culture used by the Wiradjuri, Walgalu (Walgaloo) and Ngarigo people who resided in the Snowy Mountains area for thousands of years before white settlers migrated to Australia. Traditional practices and artefacts referred to in the book include making coolamons, using burls to make large bowls, making fire, passing on Dreaming stories, painting using ochre, creating stone tools, weaving and exploring a significant Aboriginal site.

Thank you to Shane and Talea from NPWS for sharing your information with us. Thank you Mary Greenhalgh for sharing your story with us.


School: Tumbarumba High School

Year Published: 2016

Publisher: Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre