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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 19th century 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 people who became myths. Learn the stories of the explorers, farmers, aviators and pioneers who shaped this remarkable region.

Of course, 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. The region's First Nations people are keen to share their stories with you.