Indigenous Artifacts in Cairns

Quality Aboriginal Artifacts  in Cairns / BABINDA

From boomerangs and didgeridoos to native paintings, it’s hard not to appreciate the beauty in real Indigenous artistry. But how do you know you are buying the genuine article? Native Creations is 100 percent Aboriginal owned and operated, and all of our artefacts are made on-site. When you shop with Native Creations, you know that what you are getting is completely authentic.
Indigenous souvenirs in Cairns

The team behind Native Creations

Located in Babinda, just south of Cairns, Native Creations is a family-run business owned by Garth Murgha (muka) and Estelle Tranby (yoongali). Estelle is an Aboriginal woman from the Djabugay tribe from the Kuranda area, inland from Cairns. Estelle has been painting seriously for over 25 years and now enjoys far-reaching recognition for her work. Her style is traditional Djabugay in its origins.

Garth is originally from the Kunganji tribe, around Yarrabah near Cairns. Garth handcrafts didgeridoos, as well as many other Aboriginal instruments and tools. He then passes them to Estelle, who applies her skills as a painter. The end result is an outstanding piece of art that is meticulous in its execution and yet draws from the most traditional local Aboriginal sources.

Commitment to customer service

At Native Creations, complete customer satisfaction is the number-one goal. If you are unable to come into the store during the usual business hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, the team will be only too happy to provide specialised after-hours and weekend service. Simply call or email to make an appointment and Garth and Estelle will do everything they can to meet your needs.

Drawing on tradition to make beautiful artworks

The Native Creations team are proud descendants of the Guru-Gulu Gungandji and Djabugay Aboriginal clans, and through their unique art style they provide an aesthetic continuum that extends from the early civilisation to the present day.

Their art has evolved over the years to become a fusion of various traditions that have influenced them. It now shares the dream time story in a signature style that is vivid, lively, sophisticated and bold. Native Creations products include didgeridoos and emu callers carved from raw pieces of timber from the rainforest and drier land areas.

It also stocks custom-made boomerangs, paintings, gifts and souvenirs, as well as T-shirts, which are a new and exciting item.

Many products are available on-site, however customers can also make requests for a unique gift or souvenir that is created just for them.

Community focus and ethical practices

Garth and Estelle frequently contribute to festivals in the area, and most weekends they are invited to local markets in the region. They also actively help out the community by visiting schools during Aboriginal cultural festivals including NAIDOC Week and conduct educational presentations, art classes and workshops.

Native Creations return to their traditional ways seeking permission from their elders and uncles before using traditional materials for their exhibits. If you are searching for superbly crafted Aboriginal artefacts, look no further than Native Creations.

Contact us

Telephone: 07 4067 2113

Email: info@nativecreations.com.au

Address: 20 Moretto St, Babinda QLD 4861

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Saturday and Sunday: By appointment only – please call or email

After-hours service is available – please call to book an appointment

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    Traditional Cross BoomerangMade By Garth Murgha(Muka)Copyrights 2016 (c)

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Business Hours

Mon - Fri
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Sat - Sun
Appointment Only
Call Native Creations today on 07 4067 2113 for more information.
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