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Weaving Local Stories with Ancient Legacy and Art


The highly significant exhibition “Guraban: Where the Saltwater Meets the Freshwater”, has inspired some exciting public programs. Currently on at Hurstville Museum & Gallery, don’t miss out before the exhibition ends!

Guraban is an important step towards documenting local history and highlighting the area’s longstanding Aboriginal cultural connections. This exhibition provides insights into the little-known history of the St George region, and the items on display have already stimulated the sharing of even more local stories, connections, and precious objects - including a billy cart!

To get in touch with these fascinating cultural connections between the past and present, this major exhibition includes a range of upcoming public programs:

Weaving Connections with Murrawarri artist Virginia Keft 

Join this free drop-in weaving and yarning workshop in the gallery Connect with others while you learn about Aboriginal weaving techniques, share a story, and discover a new skill, open to all ages.
When: 10.30am-12.30pm, 17 and 24 January 2023
Where: Hurstville Museum & Gallery
Cost: Free

A Bush Tucker Walk with Brenden Moore 

Learn about some of the edible and medicinal, ceremonial plants and leaves in our own backyard. For centuries, First Nations People have gathered and harvested this bush tucker. Learn about the incredible natural and native food resources on our doorstep for only $20.
When: 10.00am-noon, 21 January 2023
Where: Oatley Park
Cost: $20.00

The final Open Day Celebration and Catalogue Launch

Interesting activities and a beautiful print and digital catalogue will be launched.
When: Saturday 21 January 2023. 
10.00am - 4,00pm – Free guided tours and craft station.
11.00am - 1.30pm – Aboriginal artist and educator Koreena Leverett will lead a show featuring interactive artefacts and cultural performances.
2.00pm – Catalogue launch
Light refreshments by Goanna Hut. A free event, all welcome.
Where: Hurstville Museum & Gallery
Cost: Free

Exhibition closes – 29 January 2023

For more information and to make bookings as required, visit our Whats On page.


The exhibition takes its name from the Dharawal word for bitterwater - Guraban, meaning where the saltwater meets the freshwater. Yet the Georges River is a historic meeting place of other nations too – the Dharug, Bidjigal, and Cabrogal to the north and the Dharawal, Gandangara, Norongaragal, Gweagal to the south. 

Guraban: Where the Saltwater meets the Freshwater highlights Aboriginal People and their connections to the Georges River through historical materials, photographs, documents, and commissioned artworks by Jenine Boeree & Nicole Monks, Dennis Golding, Djon Mundine, Marilyn Russell and Jason Wing. 

The exhibition has been developed in collaboration with local First Nations groups, individuals, Elders, artists, and the Gujaga Foundation. 

It has been made possible through generous contributions, assistance and loans provided by a range of public institutions, private individuals, and community groups. 

The work of the commissioned First Nations artists has been made possible through funding from Create NSW. 

The Gujaga Foundation is the peak organisation leading Dharawal language, cultural and research activities. They provide Language and Cultural advice to educational, government and corporate organisations within their cultural boundary of eastern, southern and south-western Sydney.