The Bundian Way

There has long been discussion about the trail that once linked the south eastern coast of NSW to the Snowy Mountains. It is called the Bundian Way. Prior to the invasion, Indigenous people moved between the coast, the Monaro Tablelands and the higher mountains. There are other similar stories from elsewhere in the mountains: for…

Significant site handed to traditional owners

A great bit of news. This story comes from the Bendigo Advertiser. OWNERSHIP of one of Victoria’s most significant Indigenous sites was handed to the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation on Friday. The 46 hectare Mount Barker property, at Harcourt North, contains rock formations and a scarred tree describing a critical part of the Dreaming…

as the river goes by

The following intro blurb to the site As the River Goes By is from Ben Courtice: Two rivers meet in a valley between the ranges and the plains. Bacchus Marsh is the modern name of the valley. The ranges to the west are bounded by the abrupt escarpment of the Rowsley Fault, dissected by the…

Forest mining licence angers community

Many in the central Victorian community fought long and hard against a proposed gold mine in the Wombat Forest. This approval for substantial sampling in the forest is a worrying development. The following article comes from The Courier newspaper (Journalist is Emma-Jane Schenk). For additional information check the Wombat Forest Care website. The approval of…

Walking Slowly Downhill

This is a lovely project. Domenico de Clario intends to walk the entire length of the Murray River. This is timed as part of the Mildura Palimpsest Biennale, a “uniquely experiential program of contemporary interdisciplinary art, developed through site-specific residencies in the inland Mildura region of Australia”.   Domenico de Clario (Italy/Aus) will walk the…