Six Peaks Speak: Unsettling changes in southern Dja Dja Wurrung Country

Field Trips in Mt Kooroocheang & Mt Franklin areas, 29 & 30 Sept (both 9.30am-2.30pm)

and Daylesford Community Presentation, 29 Sept 8.00-10.00pm

Professor Barry Golding AM, State Library Victoria Fellow, 2023

Barry Golding is researching a book about six mountains in southern Dja Dja Wurrung Country as part of a 2023 State Library Victoria Fellowship. The peaks are today known as Mounts Kooroocheang, Beckworth, Greenock, Tarrengower, Alexander & Franklin.

Barry is leading two separate field trips on Friday and Saturday, 29 & 30 September 2023 (Grand Final long weekend). There is a separate but associated presentation in Daylesford on the Friday evening 8-10pm. The events seek to highlight some of the emerging findings from Barry’s SLV Fellowship, organized in association the Great Dividing Trail Association (GDTA).

Details are as below. Registration for all three, separate events is essential via the links provided. Numbers are limited.

Field Trips

Registration essential for either or both. Non-GDTA members who register will pay $5 cash on the day to cover insurance. Registrants need to anticipate sharing transport beyond the start. We will visit several sites on each trip. A total of 4 km of easy paddock or roadside walking is involved for each trip. Dress for the predicted weather & wear sturdy boots; bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks.

Friday 29 Sept, 9.30am-2.30pm: Field trip in the Gurutjanga (Mount Kooroocheang) area. Meet in the hamlet of Kooroocheang. REGISTRATION LINK

Saturday 30 Sept 9.30am-2.30pm: Field trip in the Lalkambuk (Mount Franklin) area. Meet at main intersection in Franklinford. REGISTRATION LINK

Community Presentation

Registration is essential for this free Friday evening presentation by Barry Golding, assisted by Clive Willman (Castlemaine). It will focus on some lesser known, emerging findings about unsettling changes to the three peaks within the Hepburn Shire: Gurutjanga (Mount Kooroocheang), Lalkambuk (Mount Franklin) and Nyaninuk (Mount Beckworth).

Friday 29 Sept, 8.00pm-10.00pm, Community Presentation, The Paddock Room, Daylesford Neighborhood House (13 Camp Street). REGISTRATION LINK

Barry Golding acknowledges State Library Victoria (SLV) and Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation for their support for this 2023 Fellowship