Mooroopna Aboriginal History Walk

3 McLennan Street, Mooroopna VIC 3629, Australia

Mooroopna Aboriginal History Walk

3 McLennan Street, Mooroopna VIC 3629, Australia

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53 m
3.54 km
Intermediate

This walking tour will give you the chance to discover some of the tracks in the area known as 'The Flats' located between the Peter Ross-Edwards Causeway and the Goulburn River on the south side.

Mooroopna Aboriginal History Walk

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Summary

This walking tour will give you the chance to discover some of the tracks in the area known as 'The Flats' located between the Peter Ross-Edwards Causeway and the Goulburn River on the south side.

Description

The walk is on both a sealed bike path (Yahna Gurtji Shared Pathway) and unsealed forest tracks and therefore not completely accessible due to the uneven ground and undulations on the forest track.

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Points of Interest

1. Aboriginal Community

The establishment of an Aboriginal community in this area by the Yorta Yorta families was a direct result of the Cummerangunja Walk Off on 6 Feburary 1939.

2. Yorta Yorta

This particular site was chosen, as the Yorta Yorta had an extended traditional association with the environments in close proximity to rivers such as the Kaiela (Goulburn River).

3. Population and Housing

A 1946 Police Report listed 130 people aged from 8 days to 80 years living on the Flats with a third of them less than 15 years old.

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4. The River

The river provided abundant food including crayfish, red fin, yellow belly, cod, swan, duck, crane and other birds. The women predominantly fished whilst the men would hunt for rabbits.

5. KidsTown

Every year the river would flood, causing the residents to move to higher ground on Daish's Paddock, now home to KidsTown Adventure Playground.

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Features

Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Local Treasures Local Treasures
Art and Culture Art and Culture