The Life of the Upper Murray Indigenous PeopleJoin Stacee as she talks with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services Aboriginal Discovery Rangers, Elders and landholders about Aboriginal culture in the upper Murray region around Tumbarumba.

In 2016, Tumbarumba High School students recorded these stories in a book called “The Life of the Upper Murray Indigenous People”. Read this book as you watch the videos below.


“Thank you to Shane and Talea from NPWS for sharing your information with us. Thank you Mary Greenhalgh for sharing your story with us.”


Stacee discovers the Tumbarumba Museum and chats with Ron Frew.

Tools at Museum Activity

Making a stone axe with Shane Herrington.

Tools Activity

Stacee learns how trees provided great shelter for Aboriginal people.

Trees and Shelter Activity

Stacee makes a basket and jewellery with Talea Bulger.

Weaving Activity

What is Ochre and how do we use it? Stacee chats with Talea Bulger.

Ochre Activity

Stacee learns how to make fire with traditional tools.

Fire Making Activity

Scar Trees with Shane Herrington on Ngarigo Country and Walgaloo Country.

Coolamon Ngarigo-Walgaloo Activity

Stacee talks to Ron Frew about how Aboriginal people made Burls.

Burl Activity

A story of a Bunyip at the Heart Lagoon.

Shane Herrington tells the Dreamtime story of how Platypus brings water to earth.

Mary Greenhalgh, Ngarigo Elder, tells her story of growing up around Tumbarumba.

Stacee talks to Mary Greenhalgh, Ngarigo Elder, about Middens at Back Creek, Maragle.