Leeton’s New Wiradjuri Country Signpost

17 November, 2014

Visitors to Leeton in the Riverina region of New South Wales will now be welcomed to ‘Wiradjuri Country’ after a new signpost, acknowledging traditional owners, was erected in October 2014.

CEO of the Leeton and District Local Aboriginal Land Council Karen Davy says the sign is result of lobbying the Leeton Shire Council for many years.

“About two years ago, the Shire Council formed a committee to develop the design for the Leeton signs which took a while but it’s now finally finished.”

The sign, a pallet of blue and cream, stands very prominent at the northwestern entrance to Leeton on Main Road 80.

Ms Davy says, “instead of the previous design citing Leeton heart of the MIA, Riverina, it now reads, Leeton Wiradjuri Country.”

“We look forward to when this acknowledgement is on all town signs within the shire boundaries such as Yanco, Wamoon, Murrami and Whitton.”

“It’s important to recognise that this is Wiradjuri country, it’s a great symbol of Reconciliation, working together and moving forward.”

“Hopefully, other Shire Councils who haven’t yet recognised the Country they are on will do so in the near future.” She said.


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.