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

AKABURRAKAJINAMA

Akaburrakajinama
(meaning ‘Lights On’ in the Anindilyakwa language spoken in the Groote Eylandt archipelago) is a striking showcase of the innovation and diversity of practice of Anindilyakwa artists. An exhibition which brings the natural palette and subtle aesthetic already so popular across their much-loved bush dyed jewellery and quintessential scarf ranges, to intriguing and unique statement homewares that will surprise and delight.

MORE
IJP2486-17 'Girring Girring' - seed bead necklace - Yirrinyina #2 Yunupingu - Indigenous Jewellery Project IJP3733-17 'Girring Girring' - seed bead necklace - Yirrinyina #2 Yunupingu - Indigenous Jewellery Project IJP3751-17 'Girring Girring' - Seed bead necklace - Rerrkirrwanga Munuggurr - Indigenous Jewellery Project IJP3766-17 Girring Girring' - seed bead necklace - Corrina Yinitjuwa Yunupingu - Indigenous Jewellery Project IJP3882-17 'Girring'Girring' - Seed bead necklace - Nuwangbukpa Munungurr - Indigenous Jewellery Project

NEW

INDIGENOUS JEWELLERY PROJECT

Beautiful pendants, handcrafted rings and beaded earrings and necklaces form this stunning showcase of handmade jewellery from the Indigenous Jewellery Project’s collaboration with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka in Yirrkala, North East Arnhem Land

Shop Indigenous Jewellery Project

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

JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!

Are you a bush food enthusiast who enjoys creating new and exciting dishes using native Australian ingredients?
Do you have barista skills? 
Do you want to be a part of fun, creative and passionate not- for-profit team?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual with hospitality experience working in a fast paced café. 
Want to know more?

For further information please contact recruitment@ironbark.org.au

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ABT 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.