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Yung Balug Aboriginal Artefacts Museum

Contact Yung Balug Aboriginal Artefacts Museum

Located three kilometres from the township of Boort, the Yung Balug Aboriginal Artefacts Museum displays a large collection of Yung Balug Clan artefacts donated mainly by retired farmers from the surrounding districts.

Thanks to the State Library of Victoria, the Yung Balug Aboriginal Artefacts Museum now exhibits some of the oldest photos of Aboriginals living on the creek that flows into Lake Boort, these photos were taken in the 1850s by John Hunter Kerr. These photos depict the Aboriginals in their natural environment, in their traditional housing and dress.

The exhibition also contains a large collection of artefacts from other states of Australia presented by Rob Croll - twice world boomerang throwing champion.

Also featured in the collection are carved emu eggs by Sam Kirby and his daughter Esther Kirby, both renowned artists.

The Yung Balug Aboriginal Artefacts Museum offers informative tours for groups and individuals of all ages. School groups are welcome. Environmental tours of the surrounding wetlands can also be arranged. You can take a guided tour around Lake Boort which is home to the highest concentration of scarred trees in Australia.

All visits to the Yung Balug Aboriginal Artefacts Museum and tours of the surrounding wetlands may be arranged for any day and any time; by appointment only.

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