Local historic journal project

With grants from FRRR and The Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund, the ‘Alpine and Indigo Whole of CommunityLandscape and Static Water Project’ is funding the development of an Historical Journal, covering the fire affected districts of:

  • Barwidgee Creek
  • Bruarong
  • Dederang
  • Gundowring
  • Havilah
  • Mudgegonga
  • Murmungee
  • Rosewhite
  • Running Creek

The journal will focus on development and the environment of these districts.  Its purpose will be:

•   “Research, development and publication of a historical journal exploring the development of farming and settlement in the district since traditional Aboriginal land management. There is no consolidated account of how the district was settled and developed after colonisation. This would more strongly connect the present community with the early struggle to pioneer and establish viable livelihoods in the valleys and the old age trees are a link between the past and the future.”

We are interested in anecdotal or printed stories and photos or sketches about your district – early settlement and the journey over time to present day.

1.     Stories about early land use such as Aboriginal land use prior to European settlement, stock runs, gold mining, etc.

2.     Land use after selection & settlement and the development of farming eg. clearing of land, building, farming through to current day, soldier settlement, etc.

3.     How the use of local timber has been vital to district development eg. for fence posts, huts, water troughs, horse carriages, sawmills, etc.

4.     Development of community assets such as hall, school, etc.

5.     Tree/s of significance in your district – native or exotic

If you have any historical information and photos relating to the development of your district, please contact:

•  Gail Harrison on

0427 968 485 or gharrison@australiamail.com

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About Julian Carroll

Principle of Black Star Angus. Owner of Ellen Hill Olive Oil. Co-founder of Wave Digital.
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