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Castlemaine Market Building

First Nations & Galleries & Visual Arts

The Market Building boasts a grand entrance that leads you through to an open space that is ideal for exhibitions and intimate performances and capable of holding approximately 180 people. For a full list of the Market Building's facilities, to check availability and to make an instant booking click the 'Hire the venue' button at the bottom.

In spring 2022, the west wing will transform into Boorp Boorp Boondyil, (pronounced ‘Boorp’ as in ‘torpedo’ and ‘Boondyil’ as in ‘book’) loosely translating as “teaching children knowledge". The name is gifted to the project by local Dja Dja Wurrung senior elder, Uncle Rick Nelson.

This permanent exhibit will provide residents and visitors with an opportunity to walk through an interactive space, where they will learn the history of the area, including the story of the Eagle, the Bat and the Crow, the Creation Story of the Dja Dja Wurrung, as well as important cultural lessons about living on Country and bush tucker.

It will also welcome visitors onto Jaara Country, and serve as a starting point to learning even more about the rich history of this land’s traditional custodians. This exhibit is made possible from a generous grant of $400,000 from Regional Development Victoria, and is being developed in collaboration with the Sharing Stories Foundation.

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44 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine VIC, 3450

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