About the Knob Reserve

About the Knob Reserve

The Knob Reserve is a small but significant site which is owned by the Gunaikurnai people and jointly managed by Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) and the Victorian Government. It is located three kilometres from the township of Stratford.

Spanning around 58 hectares and located on the Avon River (or Dooyeedang), it is a traditional gathering place that has been used by the five Gunaikurnai clan groups for thousands of years.

Historically, the reserve has represented common ground where Aboriginal people would come together to feast, share information, trade goods and practice corroborees and other cultural ceremonies.

Nowadays the reserve is used by many groups and individuals from Stratford and surrounding communities for sports, cultural and recreational acitivities like picnics, barbeques and dog-walking.

It is also used by the Stratford Pony Club for horse-riding events; local schools for cross-country events and by members of the community for weddings and other small events.

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