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Paperbark Woman

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Open Hours: M, T, W, F 10.00 - 5.00 Th 10-8.00, Sat 10-2.00 Sun cruise ship days 10-4.00


Paperbark Woman is a business operated by Lenore Dembski an Aboriginal artist and award winning fashion designer with 48+ years experience and extensive contacts in the Indigenous community. Paperbark Woman specilaises in clothing and accessories, bags, homewares, patchwork pieces, textiles and other items using textiles designed and/or produced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Paperbark Woman has over 300 Indigenous fabrics of various sizes and jewellery and other items suitable for gifts and souveniers and corporate gifts. Only authentic Indigenous materials and products are available at Paperbark Woman. Paperbark woman opens Monday to Saturday and on Sundays when Cruise Ships are in Darwin. After hours opening on appointment.

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Shop 13 Arafura Plaza 24 Cavenagh Street Darwin NT 0800

Phone 08 89417142
Mobile 0408892372

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Hand screen printed textiles from the Tiwi Islands and Darwin Bags from Injalak at Gunbalanya, ties and purses Hundreds of commercially printed authentic Indigenous fabrics suitable for quilting, clothes etc Our friendly staff will be happy to talk to you about our products and the Indigenous people behind the products. Paperbark Woman is an Aboriginal owned and operated business. HOT DEAL ABORIGINAL FABRIC PATCES 15CM X 15CM normally cost $2.00 each. Our Special Deal - if you buy 10 or more, you will receive a 10% discount on the total price of the patches. The patches can be used for quilting, sewing projects, scrapbooking, pockets, cards, coin purses and framing - ideas are endless. Hundred of designs/colours to choose from - all authentic.

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12 Things to Do in Northern Territory, Australia

The Top End is raw natural beauty combined with adventure, spectacular wildlife and serenity. From Katherine to Arnhem Land, this region takes us back to a simpler time. The stillness of Katherine Gorge, mesmeric art etched onto rocks and caves, wildlife in its natural form and so much more make the Top End a distinctive holiday destination in Australia.

  1. Book Tours & Attractions
  2. The Northern Territory is an exciting place steeped in history. There are several things to do here on holiday like going for boat cruises, World War II tours and Darwin Harbour cruises. You can also visit the Darwin Military Museum, Crocosaurus Cove or Alice Springs Desert Park.

  3. Attractions
  4. The Northern Territory, Australia’s outback is known for the World Heritage-listed Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, and the Tiwi Islands. The rich historical background, tropical weather and massive natural harbour make the Top End a great holiday destination.

  5. World Class Fishing
  6. The calm waters and abundant Barra is calling you! Grab your fishing buddies and spend a day on a boat enjoying the breeze and catching the biggest fish of your life.

  7. Art & Culture
  8. Culture is everywhere in the Northern Territory. From Arnhem Land to Darwin and from Kakadu National Park to Katherine, the culture, history and art is astounding, and one can spend weeks soaking it all in.

  9. World War II Tourism
  10. During WWII, Darwin was raided 64 times from air by Japan giving it a bloody past and a permanent place in World history. As part of the World War II tours, you can visit East Point Military Reserve, Charles Darwin National Park, WWII Oil Storage Tunnels, Australian Aviation Heritage Museum, USS Peary Memorial/USAAF Memorial, Adelaide River War Cemetery and many more historically significant places.

  11. Markets
  12. The Top End markets held throughout the year are hugely popular with locals and tourists. Here, you can feast on diverse cuisines made using locally sourced products, purchase handcrafted products like crocodile wallets, sway to the local music and enjoy sunsets with the locals.

  13. Birdwatching
  14. The monsoon forests, savannah woodlands and abundance of wetlands make this region densely populated with birds like Orange-footed Scrubfowls, Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove, Gouldian Finch, Hooded Parrot and many more. From amateur to avid bird watchers, a bird watching tour is sure to be exciting and informative.

  15. Festivals
  16. The vibrant atmosphere in Darwin makes it the perfect place to organise festivals and events. The festivals here are related to music, the community, sports, arts and culture, and more.

  17. Shopping
  18. Given that the Top End is the native place of the Aboriginals, it is the place to purchase some Aboriginal artefacts. You can also buy beautiful prints of the region, handcrafted wares, crocodile skin products, and much more.

  19. Dining & Entertainment
  20. The local food in the Top End is delicious with a unique twist. Enjoy sundowners and meals at the beach in Darwin or hop off to the hottest parties and lounges. The city is bursting with energy. If you choose to be in the National Parks, it is much more serene. Here, you can relax and feast on meals with a local flavour.

  21. Fun for Kids
  22. The Top End with its beautiful beaches, wilderness tours and adventure parks makes it the perfect place for a family holiday in Australia. The kids are sure to love the natural beauty and entertainment centres.

  23. Golf Courses
  24. The tropical landscape of the region houses 13 fantastic golf courses that are excellent for amateurs and professionals alike.

Visit the Top End for an adventure-packed holiday!

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