WELCOME TO
ABORIGINAL BUSH TRADERS

Situated in the historical Lyons Cottage along the Esplanade, Aboriginal Bush Traders is one of Darwin’s most unique attractions. Our retail gallery exhibits a range of authentic Indigenous products, and is complimented by our Café, which focuses on using native Australian products and bush tucker in our menu.

Aboriginal Bush Traders is 100% not-for-profit.

EXHIBITION

GET IT ON! 2018

A celebratory event that brings together Australian Aboriginal fabric design and people who like to sew, with the aim to showcase Indigenous hand-printed fabric designs and bring attention to their fabulousness and versatility; showcase participants' skills as designers and sewers; promote the wearing of handmade clothing and slow fashion and to provide a platform for emerging designers.

MORE
Coin Purse- Judy Watson Cotton Zip Bag - Ruth Stewart Jacinta Lorenzo Tea Cup Set Murdie Morris Tea Cup Set Salad Servers - Judy Watson

NEW

ALPERSTEIN DESIGNS

Homewares, accessories and perfect gifts.

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CAFÉ

For 40,000 years Aboriginal people have been harvesting bush tucker; today Aboriginal Bush Traders is serving it up with a modern twist! Native Australian products are the showpiece of our cakes, teas, dampers, jams, sandwiches and salads.

Visit us at historic Lyons Cottage in the heart of the CBD for Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee.

Trading Hours

Monday - Friday 7.30am - 3.00pm

Saturday 7.30am - 2.00pm

EXHIBITION

Damibila Mimah – focusing on knowledge of propagation, harvesting, preparation and storage of bush foods held by Aboriginal people from communities around the NT. Showcasing paintings, sculptures, and textiles/fibre artworks, this collection explores part of the incredible inventory of environmental, spiritual and sociocultural knowledge held by Aboriginal artists and craftspeople today.

OPENING HOURS
GALLERY AND SHOP

Weekdays: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Weekends: 9.00am - 3.00pm
Closed public holidays

OUR STORY

Art, culture and bush harvest products are integral to our communities and have strong potential for creating jobs and developing our communities through Indigenous tourism. Ironbark Aboriginal Corporation established Aboriginal Bush Traders in 2008 to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to engage in these economic activities in a sustainable way.