Mooroopna Aboriginal History Walk

3 McLennan Street, Mooroopna VIC 3629, Australia

Mooroopna Aboriginal History Walk

3 McLennan Street, Mooroopna VIC 3629, Australia
Staff Pick
44 m
3.5 km
Intermediate

Summary

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

Mooroopna Aboriginal History Walk

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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. Traditional association

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 (Goulbourn River).

3. Population and housing

A 1946 Police Report listed 130 people aged from 8 days to 80 yrs living on the Flats with a third of them less than 15 yrs old. Lodgings consisted of 29 dwellings, 22 being assortments of t

4. The river

Provided food including crayfish, red fin, yellow belly, cod as well as possum, turtle eggs. Swan, duck, crane and other birds and their eggs. The women predominately fished whilst the men

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.

Features

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

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