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Lake Bolac Eel Festival 2013

Added: Mar  11, 2013   |Posted by Admin |  Comment(s) 0

"Make the Eels Migrate" Project

The 2013 Lake Bolac Eel Festival is to be held over the March 22nd to 24th weekend with music featuring some legendary names like Things of Stone and Wood, and Jim Moginie performing with Neil Murray. Remember the Art Exhibition Opening on Friday evening March 22nd from 6pm  to 8pm. Following the Art Exhibition will be a meal in the Lake Bolac Hotel with live music from the Tim Guy Trio. For bookings please phone the Lake Bolac Hotel on (03) 5350 2303

Poster for the 2013 Lake Bolac Eel Festival

There will be a number of workshops over the weekend and you will need to be prepared. For further details visit  the Lake Bolac Eel Festival website at The workshops include “Stone walling: working with Ghost muscle (the Stones of SW VIC). Just to note that to particiapte you will need boots or sound shoes (no open-toe sandals please).  At  the “Eel Festival Record Club” bring along your favourite record to include on the playlist. Then sit down and listen (and/or dance !) to the variety of great music. Afternoon tea will also be served.

Enter the 2013 Recycled Sculpture Competition

Sponsored by Marx Metal Recycling of Ararat, entries have now opened for the “On the Move” Recycled Sculpture Competition with a $200 prize. Sculptures need to be taken to Lake Bolac Memorial Hall between 10am and 11am on Saturday 23rd March.  Entry fee is $2. For further information please download the Recycled Sculpture Competition flyer.

“Make the Eels Migrate” is literally a “back of an envelope” idea where you are invited to draw a short-finned eel on the back of an envelope and submit by 15th March for inclusion in the Great Eel Migration of 2013.  For further information please download the “Make the Eels Migrate” flyer.



22nd to 24th of March 2013

Opening Art Exhibition – Friday evening  6pm to 8pm
- Saturday 11am to midnight

Lake Bolac – Camping is available or the Lake Bolac Motel is a comfortable option.

Tickets available at the gate:
Adult $30   Family $60    Under18 years $12    Under 12 years FREE

More information on all aspects of the festival is available on the festival website at

Gunditj Mirring Partnership Project

Added: Mar  3, 2013   |Posted by Admin |  Comment(s) 0

The Gunditj Mirring Partnership Project is a partnership between Gundtij Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority (Gleneelg Hopkins CMA), RMIT University, Parks Victoria and others that seeks to research and record both traditional and contemporary indigenous land management practices. The practices, some of which have been refined over thousands of years, afford key knowledge in ecological and cultural areas.

Based in South West Victoria, the project works with farmers to enhance environmental and cultural outcomes. Visits on country to farms among the stony rises have recently occurred. Titled ‘Yarns on Farms‘, the visits involve conversations between the farmers and the Gunditj Mirring project team, with a swap over of thoughts about working on country.

Through visits to farms and sites, recording stories, history and experiences, as well as inspection of aerial maps, and considering indigenous and non-indigenous perspectives, both the Gunditj Mirring project team and the farmers are learning more about working on country.

For further details Yarns on Farms (PDF 328 kB, 1 page)

For further details on the Gunditj Mirring Partnership Project please visit the Glenelg Hopkins CMA website

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