Mount Wills

Mount Wills

When it comes to the High Country, why are we so obsessed with cattlemen and loggers and miners? Being proud of our heritage is great.  But as the fires of 1998, 2003 and 2006/7 showed, once the undergrowth has been cleared out, there is a massive wealth of pre invasion artifacts, signifying an incredibly long and rich history. Camp sites, tools, all manner of things, speaking of habitation lasting perhaps 1,000 generations.

Finding objects is one thing. It is harder to uncover the stories and human presence behind these things.

Mount Wills sits as an extension of Mount Bogong, Victoria’s highest mountain, and looks south to the valley of the Mitta Mitta and across to the Main Range of the Snowies. The following are some snow gum inspired musings about whose country it is …

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