A new booklet which tells stories about the planned Gunbower Hertiage River Trail aims to help educate those on the trail about its indigenous history.TRENT HORNEMAN April 30, 2014 3:54am
Yorta Yorta Aboriginal Nations Council chief executive Damian Morgan-Bulled and Audrey Dickins with the new booklets.
Gunbower Progress Group believes a new booklet to complement a planned heritage trail will help keep the town’s history alive.
Gunbower and District Development Group, along with Yorta Yorta Aboriginal Nations Council, released the Stories of the Past booklet yesterday.
Group member Audrey Dickens said the booklet would be sold to tourists wanting to travel around the town’s heritage trail.
Mrs Dickens said the group received a $10,000 Victorian Government grant to complete the project.
Money from sales of the booklet will help cover the cost of printing extra copies.
The trail features 15 historic sites in the town and on its famed island, telling the story of the traditional owners and subsequent settlement.
Mrs Dickens said the group was waiting on Parks Victoria to approve interpretive signs for the trail at key historic sites.
‘‘The booklet and a trial brochure aims to enhance the Gunbower Heritage River Trial experience and to create a community resource for future generations as well as strengthen connection with and protect both local and indigenous culture and stories of the area,’’ she said.
‘‘The project has given the community an opportunity to participate in rediscovering and reclaiming Gunbower’s forest history and its role as a key connection in the Murray River trade during the late 1880s and early 1900s.
Mrs Dickens said the Stories of the Past publications would become available to the general public when the Gunbower Heritage River Trail interpretive signs were approved and installed.
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