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Morn Pen Farmer Discussion Group – A day at Coranderrk Station
June 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coranderrk was established as an Aboriginal reserve in 1863 initially covering 2300 acres and growing to 4850 acres. Its inhabitants very successfully grazed cattle and grew hops. The old homestead along with 200 acres came back into indigenous ownership in 1999.
Its place in indigenous Australian history is important because it was at Coranderrk that there emerged one of the first sustained campaigns for justice, land rights self determination under the leadership of Wurundjeri leader William Barak. This visit will be an opportunity to hear the story from Coranderrk descendants and see the planning and development work being done the bring the property back into production.
Date: Saturday 16th June 2018
Time: Arrival 10am with the expectation the tour will conclude at 12:00pm
Address: ‘Coranderrk Homestead’ 19 Barak Lane, Healesville.
If we have enough numbers to warrant a bus we will do that, otherwise you may arrange to car pool instead. For this reason if you require transport there and back, please RSVP by Sat 9th June to: Anna Roach 0404 681 995 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch following at a local restaurant or winery for those who would like to do so. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available upon arrival. No cost, but lunch at your own expense if you wish to dine out.