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One Road: the Canning Stock Route Project iOS and Web App will now be launched in the first week of September.
This will coincide with the launch of Mira: the Canning Stock Route Project Archive – which will house all of the project content, allowing it to repatriated to communities in an accessible and culturally appropriate format. A large portion of this archive will also be available to the general public.
While Yiwarra Kuju has been touring the nation, the Canning Stock Route Project team has been busy converting the exhibition’s One Road multimedia interactive into an Application for iOS and web with the support of Lotterywest and the Australian Government’s T-QUAL Grants.
The One Road: Canning Stock Route Project app retains the rich interactive experience of the One Road exhibition display but transports users to the stock route through their own personal devices, bringing the cultural, artistic, and social components of the desert alive.
Using Alfred Canning’s hand-drawn 1910 map as its interface, users are able to fly over the landscape and descend at multiple nodes along the route in a discovery of the remarkable story of the world’s longest and reputedly most dangerous stock route, told for the first time from the perspective of Aboriginal people through the Canning Stock Route Project.
Yiwarra Kuju: the Canning Stock Route is now showing at the Queensland Museum in Brisbane.
The exhibition will run until the 14th of July and you can pre-purchase tickets in advance here.
This is the last chance to see this blockbuster award-winning exhibition before it closes permanently and goes into storage at the National Museum of Australia. Don’t miss out!
See the Queensland Museum’s website for more details.
Over the three and a half weeks in Perth, we asked Yiwarra Kuju visitors to convey what they thought of the exhibition in 5 words or less. Here is the final wordcloud showing the great amount of comments we received.
Yiwarra Kuju opened officially at the Australian Museum in its brand new temporary exhibition space on the 17th December 2011, with a small VIP opening on the 15th. Canning Stock Route Project translator and cultural advisor Putuparri Tom Lawford, filmmaker Curtis Taylor and co-curators Monique La Fontaine and John Carty travelled to Sydney for the opening and spent a few days guiding staff and guests through the exhibition.
Over the last few weeks we have had a few more pieces of international media around the Canning Stock Route Project and Yiwarra Kuju drawn to our attention.
Although Yiwarra Kuju was only open to the public in Perth for three and half short weeks it attracted 33,000 visitors – that is more that the average attendance to a West Coast Eagles game! Absolutely amazing WA!
Yiwarra Kuju has now opened in Sydney where it will be on display at the Australian Museum until the 22 April 2012. For more information visit the Australian Museum website…
It is our last day of Yiwarra Kuju in Perth and the exhibition is jam packed with eager visitors. We are about the hit the 30,000 visitors mark. It is so wonderful to see how enthusiastically the Perth public have responded to the exhibtion. Come to the Perth Convention and Exhibtion Centre before 5pm today if you don’t want to miss out!
It is reaching the final days of Yiwarra Kuju’s time in Perth. Today we have hit an amazing 26,000 attendees. It is your last chance to come and experience this wonderful Western Australian story in its home state before it closes this Sunday.