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Arts, Heritage & Culture

The Murray has a thriving creative community and many excellent regional galleries with an exciting roster of temporary exhibitions and permanent displays, including local Indigenous art.

Uncover The Murray’s place in modern history, from its early days as a thriving trade hub where steamboats crowded the waters to the waves of European migration after World War II.

It’s people who make history and The Murray is a place of bushrangers and poets, of daring last stands and men who became myths. Learn the stories of the explorers, farmers, aviators and pioneers who shaped this remarkable region.

But the history of The Murray begins much earlier. Discover more than 40,000 years of Aboriginal history. Come face to face with the ancient living culture of the Indigenous clans who lived on the banks of the Murray River and nearby flood plains for thousands of years. They used canoes to fish and made nets and dams to trap fish, animals and birds. There are locals aplenty keen to share their stories with you.