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Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place

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The keeping place

It's located on Dalmahoy Street in Bairnsdale... a short walk from the Railway Station....but if... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Traralgon, Australia
Must take your tourist friends here!

This place tells the story of the Kurnai people in their country. The languages, the stories, the... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Bairnsdale, Australia
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37 - 53 Dalmahoy St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia
+61 3 5150 0737
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

It's located on Dalmahoy Street in Bairnsdale... a short walk from the Railway Station....but if you drive, there are plenty of places to park. There are a lot of buildings in the street, so initially it took us a wee while to find it. We...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Crystalline4u
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This place tells the story of the Kurnai people in their country. The languages, the stories, the terrible massacres and the way they managed to survive.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Aussies visit Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place and sadly it was closed for Easter Monday. We hope to return and the tree in the parking lot and the hollowed out boat at the front door looked so very interesting.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Local person telling local stories and made to feel very welcomed he was very knowledgeable and passionate about his work place and people.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank 625bonnieo
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I learned so many sad stories of the past but rejoiced in this amazing collection of Gunai Kurnai peoples history. Fantastic

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

A little hard to find. Interesting history and artifacts. Great to see everything displayed and on view for the public. $6 entry fee. I enjoyed reading the stories. We wandered through the display room at our own pace.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Debby876
Reviewed 27 March 2016

What a joy it was to visit such an historical record of our area. The curator is so knowledgeable and is able to explain the history and provide descriptions of the artefacts in a most informative and approachable manner.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Desma P
Reviewed 4 March 2016

In Melbourne I was continually seeing references to Aboriginal art, artifacts beliefs etc but little about the people. One of my reasons for coming to Bairnsdale. The Keeping Place is part of a cooperative set up by Aboriginal people (women seem to be the drivers)...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank John L
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

I have been here a couple of times and I'm still amazed at the detail of the artwork here. The staff are local people and have generations of knowledge and family in the area. The tour is very educational and in no way the boring...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank juza_13
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

It tells you the history of Gunai people who lived in Gipsland region before immigrants arrived. These people owened, lived, loved and died for this land. Every one should visit this place...!!!

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Senthuran A
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