The indigenous people of Australia have been sharing their stories orally for tens of thousands of years. To this day virtually all Aboriginal history is handed down as oral history. Combining this oldest form of sharing knowledge and culture, with the latest of technology, Narrabri Shire brings you Kamilaroi Stories.
Kamilaroi Stories allows visitors to connect with Narrabri Shire elders via touch screen. Interviews were conducted with three prominent local elders and complied into an impressive interactive installation. From the comfort of the Visitor Information Centre you can sit back and uncover the mysteries of the Kamilaroi language, hear dreamtime stories and learn about age-old traditions.
Acknowledging the importance of the traditional owners of our area Kamilaroi Stories is about both preservation and education. Upholding the oral tradition whilst allowing visitors the opportunity to understand and appreciate the ancient Kamilaroi heritage.
So far, Kamilaroi Stories shares narratives and recollections of tradition, life and land by three prominent local elders. In the future we hope this project continues to grow into an important aural record for future generations.
Kamilaroi Stories is located on the Newell Highway in Narrabri, in the Visitor Information Centre.