Mim Cole

Discovering Darwin's Rich Aboriginal Culture at H on Mitchell Hotel: Art, History, and Traditions

Welcome to Mitchell Hotel, where the vibrant tapestry of Darwin's rich Aboriginal culture unfolds before your eyes. In this blog, we invite you on a journey to explore the art, history, and traditions that make the indigenous heritage of Darwin truly extraordinary.

Darwin's history is intertwined with the ancient stories of its Aboriginal inhabitants. Our blog takes you on a historical odyssey, tracing the footsteps of the Larrakia people and their enduring connection to the land. Learn about the survival and resilience of Aboriginal communities, their rich oral traditions, and the importance of preserving their cultural heritage. H on Mitchell Hotel proudly pays homage to this history, creating a space that honours and celebrates the legacy of the region's first custodians.

Mim Cole a local Darwin Larrakia artist, created a unique piece for H on Mitchell, Titled My Mother Country. This painting is in honour of her mother's country, Larrakia/Gulumoerrgin. It shows the beautiful colours seen on country and the flowing changes of seasons from all directions. Mim’s work encapsulates the power of the elements and the interwoven nature of people and the land, living together to bring balance.

Mim Cole - My Mothers Country

At H on Mitchell Hotel, we are committed to fostering a deep respect for Aboriginal traditions. Our cultural programs offer guests the opportunity to engage with local communities, participate in traditional ceremonies, and gain insight into the customs that have been passed down through generations. Whether it's a guided bushwalk, a didgeridoo workshop, or a taste of traditional bush tucker, our experiences provide a glimpse into the living traditions that continue to thrive in Darwin. All These experiences can be booked with our friendly reception staff.

H on Mitchell Hotel is dedicated to fostering meaningful partnerships with local Aboriginal communities. By showcasing their art, supporting cultural initiatives, and collaborating on events, we aim to contribute to the preservation and promotion of Darwin's indigenous heritage. Join us in embracing the spirit of reconciliation and cultural appreciation as we work together to create a more inclusive and harmonious future.

As you explore the Darwin, take a moment to connect with the profound beauty and significance of the rich Aboriginal culture. Our commitment to preserving and promoting indigenous heritage is woven into the fabric of our establishment, inviting you to not just stay but to immerse yourself in the cultural richness that makes Darwin truly special.