Though little known by many inhabitants, it has long been known that aborigines inhabited the Strathbogie District, “There’s a black’s grave about a mile from the township and early settlers tell of marks on trees believed to be the work of the aborigines. Many sharpened stones, probably sharpened for axe heads. have been found.” (Vroland and Donald 1949, in Halsall 1978).
12 pm to 4 pm
At the Euroa Arboretum
- BBQ Lunch
- Stone-tool workshop – understand the characteristics of different rock-types and learn to make a stone tool.
- Local ‘collections’ – a display of stone artifacts found in the local area; bring along items you’d like to show others, or just join in the excitement of discovery. We’d like to photograph artifacts, but insist you take them home again for safe-keeping. This exercise is about sharing, recording and learning and has no bearing on who safe-keeps the artifacts, or where, or modifying anyone’s land-use – all participation is voluntary.
- Local stories – there may be stories that have been handed down from earlier times; come along and share these, if appropriate, or listen to the oral history preserved by others.
- For more, call: Janet (5790 4268), or Bert (5790 8606).
- RSVP essential, numbers limited.
Our aim on the day is to learn, connect, share and explore.
Presented by the Strathbogie Ranges Conservation Management Network and the Euroa Arboretum, in collaboration with the Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation.