Self-guided audio tour in Blyth

Debbie Hatfield, of Dingo Dreaming in Blyth, inside the studio.
Debbie Hatfield, of Dingo Dreaming in Blyth, inside the studio.

If you want to look and learn about our Aboriginal heritage, you can at Blyth.

A dream of Jack Crombie OAM, Dingo Dreaming was born and you can enjoy learning about the culture in a simple yet effective way.

Dingo Dreaming's owner Debbie Hatfield has created the space in the former bank building in Blyth's main street.

After moving to the region from Ballarat to support her mum Gwenyth Crombie OAM and Jack, it was decided to start the business.

Ms Hatfield said she had created a self-guided educational audio tour using Jack's artifacts and collection of items picked up along his travels.

She felt the tour also moved towards reconciliation and teaching people about the importance of our Aboriginal heritage.

School groups and SCOSA have already enjoyed what she offers, with travellers and locals also stopping in as well.

"As the word gets out they have come in. Lots of locals have come out and had a look too," Ms Hatfield.

She hoped to target tourists heading through the area as they head up north.

It's a space that shares and tells the story of Jack's life, while also acting as a retail space supporting artists in the Aangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands (APY lands).

Ms Hatfield said at Dingo Dreaming they supplied dot paintings from the traditional elders at Umoona Aged Care - based in Coober Pedy.

She also has a number of other Aboriginal artists on show in the space.

They include Maureen Williams, who Ms Hatfield said was popular, and another would soon join from NSW.

"The whole thing is to keep Jack's story alive," Ms Hatfield said.

They also stock a range of other products - from bags to books and soaps - all Australian made.

Dingo Dreaming in Blyth is open to the public on Tuesday to Saturday from 10am until 5pm. Monday is reserved for school tours and bookings are welcome.