History and Culture of West Wimmera.
Past and present, the traditional owners of the West Wimmera – the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergala and Jupagak people – all very much maintain a presence here. And its incredible cricket history is a big attraction – more tourists come with each passing year to learn the extraordinary story of Australia’s first XI to tour England, one comprising an all-Aboriginal, all-West Wimmera team.
Our region is home to Scar Trees, Ring Trees, Dugout Canoe Trees and more.
Some of our Towns hold significant historical importance, such as Harrow, which is believed to be the oldest inland settlement in Victoria.
West Wimmera has an abundance of local history ready to explore as you travel through or to our region.
Here are some of the highlights.
Kaniva Historical Museum Open by appointment, More info contact Bruce & Wendy Meyer, Ph 5392 2680
Address: 111 Commercial St, Kaniva.
Harrow Discovery Centre should be your first stop in Harrow, for a broad range of historical memorabilia and local information.
Edenhope Courthouse is located at 96/98 Elizabeth St, Edenhope VIC 3318, and holds the Edenhope Visitor Information Centre. There are a range of historical information and displays.
Serviceton Railway Station is an impressive historical landmark, and soon to be the home of additional Silo Art. The Serviceton Railway has many historical displays and is a trip back in time with such a vividly preserved building.
Aboriginal Cricket Trail Learn about the first Australian International Cricket Team and take a journey along the Aboriginal Cricket Trail.