Aboriginal owned & operated, Maali Mia is an Aboriginal Cultural Centre, located on the site of the historic West Swan Primary School, established 1896. A wide variety of unique and original Aboriginal art can be found at the centre. Boomerangs, authentic, bush harvested, termite hollowed didgeridoos and Clapsticks, are also on sale. Boomerang demonstrations and lessons are available to everyone by arrangement. A range of models are available to try, all with different flying characteristics.
A few words from Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery
The Place of the Black Swan
Maali Mia is an Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Gallery, Gift Shop and Craftworks. We are an Aboriginal owned and operated company. Located on the site of the historic West Swan Primary School, established 1896, The original Principal's House and Classroom are the showcases for paintings, artifacts, boomerangs, didgeridoos and a host of colourful gifts and collectables. Our selection includes: a wide variety of framed and unframed Aboriginal art; hand decorated glassware, pottery and wooden gift items; carved and painted emu eggs; traditional and contemporary jewellery; postcards and prints; and Aboriginal and Australian music cassettes and CD's.
The artists who contribute to the Gallery and Gift Shop come from many different tribal groups mainly in Western Australia but also from the Northern Territory. These include Noongar (Bibbulmun), Yamatji,Nunda, Wadjerri, Ngaanatjarra and Wongatha, the smaller items are mainly produced by our local Noongar (Bibbulmun) people as a cottage industry
Maali Mia are makers of real returning boomerangs. Our returning boomerangs were selected by SOCOG as part of their 'Olympic Millennium collection of Indigenous Arts and Crafts'. Boomerang demonstrations and lessons are available to everyone by arrangement. Select from our range of models all with different flying characteristics.
Select from our range of authentic, bush harvested, termite hollowed didgeridoos which are decorated by local Aboriginal artists. Each instrument is fully tested by our craftsmen to ensure quality sound.
10070 West Swan Rd, Henley Brook 6055 WA - See Map
Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Wed to Fri 10 am to 3 pm Sat, Sun and Mon Public holidays 10 am to 5 pm