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Invitation to a free community presentation in Daylesford on Friday evening

 29 September, 8.00-10.00pm (also Mount Franklin tour the next day, Sat 30 Sept)

Daylesford Neighborhood Centre, 13 Camp Street (‘Paddock Room’)

Professor Barry Golding AM, State Library Victoria Fellow, 2023

ALL WELOME NOTE: Pre-registration for the evening presentation is no longer necessary.

The evening presentation by Barry Golding, assisted by Clive Willman (Castlemaine) will highlight some of the emerging findings from Barry Golding’s State Library Victoria 2023 Regional Fellowship, ‘Six Peaks Speak: Unsettling Changes in southern Dja Dja Wurrung Country’.

Barry Golding is researching and writing a book about six local mountains in southern Dja Dja Wurrung Country as part of the SLV Fellowship. The six peaks are today known as Mounts Kooroocheang, Beckworth, Greenock, Tarrengower, Alexander & Franklin.

The community presentation will include some lesser known connections to the three peaks within the Hepburn Shire: Gurutjanga (Mount Kooroocheang), Lalkambuk (Mount Franklin) and Nyaninuk (Mount Beckworth).The event is organized in association the Great Dividing Trail Association (GDTA).

Also: GDTA Field Trip, Mt Franklin Area, including 1840s Aboriginal Protectorate sites

Saturday 30 Sept 9.30am-2.30pm: Drive & Walk Field trip of the Lalkambuk (Mount Franklin) area led by Barry Golding. Meet at the main intersection in Franklinford. REGISTRATION LINK https://www.gdt.org.au/events/september-saturday-walk-drive-0930

Registration is essential. Non-GDTA members who register pay $5 cash on the day. Registrants share transport beyond the start visiting several sites. A total of 4 km of easy paddock, track or roadside walking is involved. Dress for the predicted weather & wear sturdy boots; bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks.

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