(photo by Carly Earl)
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Commissioner for Senior Victorians
Appointed to the role of Commissioner in 2013, Gerard Mansour provides independent advice to the Victorian government and its departments and speaks publicly to educate the community on seniors’ issues.
A public voice for senior Victorians, he works to promote the positive contribution of seniors in our communities and advocates for policy development and enhancement of services for older Australians.
Things to do in and around Clunes
Dja Dja Wurrung Country
The historic gold-mining town of Clunes is located on the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. The cultural layers of this landscape begin with the Dja Dja Wurrung, who have lived in the region for more than a thousand generations. In the middle of the nineteenth century, British settlement brought European farming and agriculture to the region, along with mining.
Much of what's available for visitors to see and do relates to settlement and the years that follow. But we invite you to contemplate the landscape and its deeper layers--to see its waterways and beautiful rolling hills, low forested mountains, and fertile plains as the lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung, who hunted, fished, farmed, harvested and lived here for millennia. Think of what was, of what has been lost, and how it was taken. As you enjoy the beauty of these surroundings and seize the many opportunities for pleasure--in dining, exploring, meeting, learning and discovering--we ask, in the spirit of reconciliation, that you think about these deeper layers.
Visit Hepburn Shire
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Dja Dja Wurrung
For a map of Indigenous Victoria, including Dja Dja Wurrung country, click here.