On Tuesday 7 July the Dharriwaa Elders Group launched their on-line "self-guided tour of Walgett" at their main street Walgett premises, to a NAIDOC week audience.
Those who attended were shown how to access the tour at http://www.dharriwaaeldersgroup.org.au/index.php/tour, and the many Walgett places selected by the Elders for visitors to Walgett to find using the embedded Google Maps navigation features of the resource. Featured in the tour are the new walking tracks that Dharriwaa Elders Group ("DEG") launched in June after 5 years development. The tracks link up significant places along the Namoi River and share information in a series of interpretive signs. Also highlighted in the tour are Walgett's cultural exhibitions, the community garden, the imprisoned scarred trees on the Brewon Road and other places the Walgett Elders offer to interest visitors. Elders of the Group generously prepared video recordings to welcome and explain the tour spots in more detail and these are also on the tour site. This is another Dharriwaa Elders Group project to raise awareness and pride in Walgett's rich Aboriginal cultural heritage and Walgett's unique landscape and environment. The organisation believes that this activity will also generate economic benefits and local employment. Further tourism products are planned if the organisation can continue to attract support. One important way to support the ongoing activities of the DEG, and attract visitors to your business or to promote your agency is to purchase advertising on the on-line site. Contact Project Manager Wendy Spencer ph: 02 6828 2619.