Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday, Sep 28th, Hall's Gap


I've been checking out park visitor centers along the way because Stewards is both raising funds to save the Jenner Visitor Center, and considering planning for a new visitor center at Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve.   The Brambuk National Park and Cultural Center in Hall's Gap is one more example of the designing a center which embodies the spirit of a place. Built like a large bird, wings spread out on the ground, the story of aboriginal life is revealed in a series of presentations as we move within.

Local shelter caves hold stone-painted right hands, animal tracks, birds, and other designs which support the belief that aboriginal peoples occupied this area for over 20,000 years.  One of the longest continuous cultures on earth, Australia's Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung people are working together to preserve and protect its physical and cultural resources.  Tomorrow, we'll explore more of it.

Here are the photos we took today.
Monday, Sep 28th, Halls Gap

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