DSWAA Budj Bim Field Trip
April 26 - April 28$105.00
Our next field trip – Friday 26 to Sunday 28 April – is to the indigenous cultural heritage places of Tyrendarra and Lake Condah and the Budj Bim Cultural Landscapes and Kurtonitj Indigenous Protected area of Western Victoria.
As you will know, these places are of great historic and cultural value and have been nominated by the Australian Government for UNESCO World Heritage listing. The assessment is underway and a decision expected in July.
Guided by a senior member of the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, we will see first hand some of the world’s oldest and most complex fish and eel traps. We will have rare access to remnants of dry stone houses, fences and other indigenous habitation and activity.
This trip will also be an immersion into the beautiful landscapes of this rugged and remote volcanic region so be sure to bring your camera!
We look forward to seeing you there.
Cost: $105 for DSWAA members, $125 for non-members
Friday 26 April
7pm – informal dinner in Port Fairy on Friday evening (at own cost).
Saturday 27 April
10am – tour commences at Tyrendarra, about 50km west of Port Fairy, then on to the Budj Bim Cultural Landscapes and Kurtonitj Indigenous Protected Area.
~11.30am travel to Lake Condah, walk to the weir, discuss the water restoration work and on to Muldoon’s Trap Complex. 4.30pm finish.
6pm – A forum in the 19thC Athenaeum Theatre, 70 Sackville Street, Port Fairy with speakers:
- Natalie Paynter, Archaeologist and Cultural Heritage Advisor (and DSWAA Committee member) will give us her archaeological analysis of dry stone walls of Pomborneit
- Dr Timothy Hubbard architectural historian will speak on the Chinese dry stone Wall at……
7.30pm group dinner in Port Fairy.
Sunday 28th April
10am -1pm car tour to the Mt Eccles lava flow and related places of interest
Or you may like to visit the Volcanoes Discovery Centre in Penshurst or simply spend time in the lovely Port Fairy township.
See here to book.