We welcome you all to Wiradjuri Country.
The Cowra Region is part of the Wiradjuri language group, the largest in NSW which covers most of the State.
Connection to Country is important to our community in remembering the history of our ancestors, our elders and our sense of belonging.
Our local Wiradjuri community continues its strong connection to the land. The Lachlan River (Kalari) has significant meaning to the Wiradjuri people through stories, songs and art.
The Aboriginal Murals painted on the pylons of the bridge over the Lachlan River are the creations of Kym and Trish Freeman and the local community. The artwork symbolises the animals and local landscapes around Cowra.
The murals are a shared project, with both local families and school children contributing their personal stories and handprints.
The Gugaa, or goanna, is the Wiradjuri Totem.
Take time to sit quietly at the river or at Billy Goat (Bellevue) Hill and make your own connection with our Wiradjuri Country.