Cultural showcase

By Country News

The North Central Catchment Management Authority is hosting a special Campaspe River information session in Echuca on March 27 to highlight the importance of the area’s Aboriginal cultural heritage.

The information session will include talks on cultural heritage and platypus conservation.

‘‘The Campaspe is a special place for traditional owners, as it is for the entire central Victorian community,’’ North Central CMA project manager Angela Gladman said.

‘‘The environmental significance of the Campaspe is well known, but not a lot of people are aware of how rich and important its Aboriginal cultural heritage is.

‘‘The Echuca forum will feature a talk about cultural heritage by a Yorta Yorta traditional owner, and Geoff Williams from the Australian Platypus Conservancy will also speak about the importance of the Campaspe’s current platypus population.’’

The information session will be held on Tuesday, March 27, at the Mecure Port of Echuca, 465 High St, Echuca, from 4.30pm to 6pm.

■For more details about the event, and to register, phone North Central CMA on 5448 7124 or visit www.nccma.vic.gov.au and click on the Events page.