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Welcome to Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust

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"The Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust ("the Trust") reserves all rights in relation to all contents of this website including but not limited to all images, videos, and other audio-visual material displayed on or available via this website.

This website and all the contents of this website are Copyright Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust, Rules Road, Nowa Nowa, Victoria 3887. In all cases permission must be obtained from the Trust for reproduction of any and all material displayed on the website."

Applications should be made in the first instance to:

Trust Executive Officer

1 Rules Road, Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust
PO Box 1147,
Lakes Entrance 3909

Phone: (03) 5156 5554
Fax: (03) 5156 5475

 
Aboriginal and Torres Starit Islander people are warned there are historic pictures which show deceased persons.




‘Bung Yarnda’ is the true name of the mission known as Lake Tyers in Victoria‘s Gippsland region.boomerang1

Originally the land of the Gunai/Kurnai people, it became home to Indigenous people from all over the state who were forcibly removed from their homelands. Many years later, some of these same families were forced to leave the mission and ‘assimilate’ into townships.


The mission is surrounded by beautiful waterways and coastal bushland that has been a magnet for tourists since the 1870s. Many of these tourists have incorporated a visit to the local Aboriginal people at Lake Tyers as part of their holiday.


The people of Lake Tyers have been strong and vocal in their struggle to retain their land. In 1970 this fight was rewarded with the handing back of Bung Yarnda to the people.

A large community still call Lake Tyers home.

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