Community Overview

Leonora is home to the Koara (Gwa-da) and Wongutha people and is the starting place of Goanna country. The Goanna is a considered a highly desired delicacy to eat. Leonora has excellent swimming holes including the Basin and Station Creek where you can collect turtles and other good food.

Photo Gallery

Photos: Matt Scurfield and Poppy Van Oorde Grainger


The Proud Goanna

A big proud goanna fears nothing. In fact there was one proud goanna that was even too proud to get checked out by the doctor and too proud to do the right thing in front of his mates. But this goanna better watch out because if he doesn’t listen to good advice and stop over-eating and showing off, he might find himself in some seriously big trouble.

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