the road from Lake Entrance to Nowa Nowa there is a site with a unique
design. It is not far from the Lake Tyers Beach turn off and 20-30m off
from the Princes Highway. It is well worth a visit and
the life and times of the Kurnai-Gunai people.
on the excellent information plaques speak for themselves. They are
much more powerful in their bush setting and will not be done justice
repeating them here.
Hopefully a few photos will give you a
feeling for the site and will inspire you to take a break from whatever
modern day stresses you have, and spend a few moments reflecting on days
before our time.
Roadside Info/Rest area alongside the Princes H'way
(NB Not part of the Aboriginal Trust property)
|Mission Voices - Koorie Heritage Trust
For an excellent source of personal narratives form people who have
lived on the Lake Tyers Mission and later the Lake Tyers Aboriginal
Trust, the following ABC site can't be more highly recommended.
Featuring: Voices of Lake Tyers
Aunty Ivy Marks
Aunty Eileen Harrison (Author: Black Swan)
Uncle Albert Mullett
For an excellent history of the Lake Tyers Mission/Trust then consult this associated page on the same site
Lake Tyers Mission/Trust History
And a history of all the missions in Victoria
The Missions and Reserves
covering: Spirituality, Fighting for Country, Struggle for
Justice, Work & Wages, Living Culture, Rules and Regulations,
Education and Learning, Stolen Generations, Everyday Life.
are a couple of picnic tables (that can be seen from the road at the
moment), so the idea of a break from driving, and a good leg stretching wander about are well
in order here.
Here is a very small sample of the information available about both the
people and the environment.
Other sources well worth locating and visiting are the Krowathunkooloong
(Bairnsdale), the Bataluk
and the Kulin Nation
Aboriginal,plus the Yarra