Mid West Community

Traditional custodians

The Australian Square Kilometre Array Office acknowledges the Wajarri Yamatji as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory and telescope equipment are located. The Wajarri Yamatji community have played an important role in enabling Australia to secure the rights to co-host the SKA.

Regional stakeholders

The SKA project will benefit a range of stakeholders from areas around the future SKA site at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in Western Australia.

Pia Wajarri school trip

A group of schoolchildren from the Pia Wajarri school visited Canberra for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day on 4 August 2016.

Balagardi Barnagardi art exhibition

Balagardi Barnagardi was an art exhibition held during NAIDOC Week 2015 in Canberra. Artists from the Wajarri community in Western Australia's Mid West region contributed artworks to the collection. The collection celebrated the relationship between their country, the night sky, and the Square Kilometre Array.

The SKA inspires new indigenous art

Inspired by their collaboration with astronomers from CSIRO and Curtin University at the Murchison Radioastronomy Observatory, artists from the Yamaji Art Centre have produced an impressive range of new paintings.

Shared Sky art exhibition

Shared Sky is an exhibition of artworks by indigenous and local artists from the areas around the Square Kilometre Array sites in Australia and South Africa. Shared Sky embraces humanity's ancient cultural wisdom alongside the sophisticated engineering of the Square Kilometre Array.

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