Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre has closed

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Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre has closed

Words by Staff Writer

The cultural centre which attracts tourism and local community groups for education and cultural experiences has closed its doors, effective immediately.

Sadly Wadawurrung Country has lost an important First Nations fixture with the immediate closure of Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

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Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, based on the Torquay Highway was a place for reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, offering better understanding of culture through community connection.

The centre offered insightful programs and experiences, acting as both a tourist attraction and a place of healing. Through cultural education programs, their extensive tool and weapon display, art gallery, the Narana Cafe which boasted indigenous ingredients, a native garden, animal feeding experiences, a retail and gift shop and an impressive kids playground, Narana was a hub for understanding, deep listening and cultural connection. A free entry experience, Narana was a not-for-profit making strides in cultural discourse.

The announcement of the immediate closure has shocked the community.

Posted to social media last night, the educational and cultural centre announced its immediate closure.

“It is with heavy hearts to announce that as of the 25th of June 2024, Narana Creations Centre will be closing its doors.”

“We thank every one of our loyal customers for your support over the past 28 years it has not gone unnoticed. But unfortunately we are now here to announce that Narana will not be open to public.”

Within the commented section, social media representatives wrote the closure was not due to financial issues.

Further information on Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre and their closure can be found here.