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Franklin Track

Recently the Shire of Murrundindi set aside an area around the Yea river as a dedicated wetlands region. Through research, members of the Wetlands committee developed numerous information boards which described the various plants and animals located in the area. These plants and animals were then described in terms of use by the local Taungurung people. Colourful posters were dotted around the walk providing background information for visitors to the area. The Franklin Track was officially opened by the Mayor who, in her speech, recognised the local Indigenous people and the Aboriginal family who originally lived in the area -- the Franklins.


Many descendants of the Franklin family were present at the opening to witness the unveiling and be apart of the acknowlegement of the original inhabitants.

Franklins everwhere


Aunty Irene Lawrey presents a Welcome to Country and unveils the first Franklin Track information board.


The mob enjoy their first stroll around the Franklin Walk.