Wirn wirndook Yeerung – The Macalister River

The Macalister River, rising in the Great Dividing Range and flowing south towards Licola and then on to Maffra and the Gippsland Lakes supports a healthy environment, a thriving irrigation region and a strong community.

Pre European settlement, Wirn wirndook Yeerung was an important resource and pathway for the Guniakurnai people as they travelled from the Alpine areas to the heart of what we now call Gippsland.

In 2020, people with a connection to the river were interviewed and their stories have been recorded in a limited edition book: Stories of Wirn wirndook Yeerung – The Macalister River.

Hard copies of the book are available at Wellington Shire Libraries and through the WGCMA office in Traralgon.

An e-version of the book can be downloaded here.

Stories of Wirn wirndook Yeerung The Macalister River