Booringa Heritage Museum & 
Mitchell Regional Library

Another important site for those wishing to understand the shared history of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Mitchell is the Booringa Heritage Museum (https://all-opening-hours.com.au/0890769/Booringa_Heritage_Museum_Mitchell), housed in a vintage timber and steel work shed on the edge of town.  Aboriginal Elders worked with non-Indigenous volunteer curators at the Museum to develop a special display focusing on Aboriginal families in Mitchell. Elsewhere in the standing exhibitions are other stories and photographs of Aboriginal people in Mitchell: for example a story of a famous Aboriginal tracker who enabled the police to apprehend two notorious criminals, and photographs of Aboriginal weddings and families in the social history section of the museum. The Museum board members regard the Aboriginal history of Mitchell, and particularly the rich genealogical history of Aboriginal families, as an important and integral part of the history of the town.

Visitors to Mitchell can also visit the Regional Library and Gallery to see a display of Gunggari stories and artwork (http://www.maranoa.qld.gov.au/library-branches).

Part of display on the main Yumba, at Booringa Heritage Museum

Part of display on the main Yumba, at Booringa Heritage Museum
Part of display on the main Yumba, at Booringa Heritage Museum

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Part of display on the main Yumba, at Booringa Heritage Museum

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