camping trip May 19, 2010 10:47:07 GMT
Post by ilbonito on May 19, 2010 10:47:07 GMT
I just came back from a camping trip to the "Grampians", (now also known by their Aboriginal name "Gariwerd"), a small range of mini-mountains about two hours North of where I live. The hills and ridges have been eroded into sharp, angular teeth and their flanks are covered with bushland meadows and forests.
In the morning, the misty meadows were full of wild kangaroos and emus.
This is the Brambruk Aboriginal Cultural Centre, designed to celebrate the distinctive heritage of the two Aboriginal peoples who lived in the area until they were evicted to live in Christian missions (although their descendants have returned). The award-winning building is designed to melt into the mountainous backdrop. The people who lived here farmed eels in lakes and wore long, possum-skin cloaks - both unique aspects in Aboriginal cultures -and
some of their cave paintings in the area date back 20,000 years.
A sign in German for a hiker lodge. I guess they get lots of German visitors.