The Nationals in Government have presented Coolamon’s Up To Date Store with $6,000 to fund a new Indigenous exhibition.

The Coolamon Shire Council has been working collaboratively with the NSW Government and the local Aboriginal community to create a new display of stone tools and cultural items to be a part of the Up To Date Store’s Cultural and Learning Precinct.

Local Member Steph Cooke said the exhibition will be a wonderful way for locals and tourists to experience and understand the region’s diverse culture.

“Our region’s Wiradjuri history is such an integral part of our culture today, so it’s vital that we display it as best as possible,” Ms Cooke said.

“I’m very grateful that Minister Mitchell has seen the potential of this project and is supporting it with this contribution to fund display materials to make it a reality.”

Ms Mitchell said she is proud to lend a hand to culture-conserving initiatives.

“Anything that puts local Aboriginal history on display for present and future generations is a no-brainer for me,” Ms Mitchell said.

“I look forward to re-visiting the centre when the exhibit is up and running.”

The funding will go towards new signage, interpretation and shelving to complete the display.