Welcome to our Country
This is the Country of the Aniwan People and "Uralla" means ceremonial meeting place. The Aboriginal history of this area dates back at least 50,000 years. Aborigines are proud participants of a vibrant Indigenous culture of artists, professionals, youth and Elders who welcome those interested to discover their past and enjoy the feeling of Country. Come and view the Aboriginal rock art at Mt Yarrowyck and marvel at the history and culture of the Aniwan. Keep your eyes open for shield scars in trees, stone tools scattered beneath your feet, ochre quarries and flat pound grinding stones used for making seed derived flour. Many of these sites are on private property and require special permission to see them. This world will unfold to you as you set foot into the bushland and our national parks. Your respectful presence of mind and care for the environment is always appreciated and remember that the touching of an Aboriginal artifact has cultural significance and should be avoided at all times.
A local dreamtime story about why the Willy Wagtail has white patches on his body.
An account from Les Townsend, on the history of the local Aniwan people.
Grab your pans and seives (or hire them from the "VIC") and you can find your own gold today at the Wooldridge Fossicking Area!
An overview of the life of Frederick Wordsworth Ward, better known as the bushranger "Captain Thunderbolt". For more information, scan the QR code and listen to the dramatic story from 1992, a project of Rotary Club of Uralla.
The legend of a rocky scrub covered hill that periodically rumbles and the ground shakes for miles around.
Soundtrails are a wonderful innovation and make our stories and history available to hear at any time or place. Uralla had Australia's first soundtrail and you're going to enjoying hearing the characters, interviews, conversations and music - free to download from Soundtrails.com.au
This wonderful dramatic audio piece, featured in an old and much abused contraption at Thunderbolt's Statue on the corner of Bridge and Salisbury Streets. The story features the voices of Cheryl Nolan, and The Famous Orphans & Urchins Choir and others! You can scan & enjoy it anytime or place. Thanks to Rotary Club of Uralla for this project from 1992, and for caring for the master tapes!