Posts tagged as ‘Cultural’


Dark Emu, by Bruce Pascoe

A wonderfully thought-provoking journey into indigenous farming and social structure based around the existence of agriculture, farming and social village-style living in pre-1788 Indigenous Australian culture.

In Dark Emu, Bruce Pascoe challenges the fundamental conception that Australia’s Traditional Owners lived solely as hunter-gatherers and instead produces a compelling argument that Indigenous Australia was one of social structure, village-type living and had established agriculture and food systems that linked Indigenous communities the length and breadth of the country.

Pascoe produces evidence-based arguments that Indigenous Australians built houses, sustainably farmed, harvested, preserved and saved cereals, grains, and seeds – even baking cakes and bread, built complex systems in fresh and salt water aquaculture and systematically farmed terrestrial fauna such as kangaroos using stone battues, systematic hunting and harvesting and fire management for feed and mustering.

This book brings together a vast range of evidence from archeological history, accounts from pioneer and explorer journals and spoken indigenous history to paint a very different picture of pre-1788 Australia.

This one is a real must-read.

For the next little while LPLN Facilitator, Danny, will be featuring resources aimed to inspire.
Stay tuned every here or on the facebook page Wednesday and Friday for another resource off the shelf.

Posted 24 April 2020 in Agriculture, Community Engagement, Cultural, Education, Engagement, Fauna, Flora, LPLN Regenerative Reads 2020, News

Terrick Terrick National Park Activities weekend Sept 29th – 1st Oct 2017

This is a great weekend and you get to visit the endangered Plains Wanderer habitat, hear great speakers and generally have a great time.

Posted 28 July 2017 in Community Engagement, Cultural, Education, Events, Fauna, Flora, News

official launch of the Serpentine Creek Canoe Trail – June 2017

The LPLN are happy to announce the Official Opening of the Serpentine Creek Canoe Trail.
This program that was first ‘floated’ by Laurie Maxted of the Loddon Vale Landcare group and Board Member of the LPLN.

Partners in this program include the Loddon Shire Council, the State Government,
La Trobe University Bendigo and Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation.

When: Saturday 3 June 2017 11 am.
Where: Whytcross Road
Durham Ox
RSVP: 5494 1257   or

Posted 29 May 2017 in Community Engagement, Cultural, Education, Events, News

Michael Moore awarded the Wedderburn Community Service Award

Congratulations to Michael Moore, Secretary of the Loddon Plains Landcare Network’s Committee of Management, the President of the Wedderburn Conservation Management Network and a member of the Friends of Kooyoora National Park.

Michael was awarded the Wedderburn Community Service Award from the Loddon Shire at the Australia Day awards ceremony in Wedderburn. This is on top of being recognised by Parks Victoria and awarded an individual Kookaburra award just a few months ago.


To our knowledge, this is the first time a Community Service Award has been awarded by the Loddon Shire for conservation work, and is seen as a positive sign by the Landcare and conservation communities.


Michael has volunteered many, many hours, working for the Wedderburn CMN, Loddon Plains Landcare Network and the Friends of Kooyoora. He has been a key driver in protecting our local Mallee Fowl population, putting together projects to improve local habitat and building connectivity between key sections of our environment.

It was great to see so many members of the local community, celebrating Australia day together. The success of the day was guaranteed by the fantastic work from the Wedderburn Lions Club and the Loddon Shire, ensuring such a great day.

Well done, and thank you, Michael.

Posted 30 January 2017 in Community Engagement, Cultural, Fauna, Flora, News

Parks Victoria, 2016 Conserving Special Places, Kookaburra Award


Congratulations to both the Wedderburn CMN and The Friends of Kooyoora!

Both of these LPLN member groups have been nominated for a Parks Victoria, 2016 Conserving Special Places, Kookaburra Award.

On top of that, both Michael Moore (President of the WCMN and Secretary of the LPLN) and Jim Irving (Friends of Kooyoora) have been nominated for an Individual Achievement Kookaburra Award. These two amazing people deserve this recognition for their outstanding achievements and commitment over many years.

Award nominations are currently being assessed by a panel, comprised of persons recognised for their expertise in the areas of community and conservation.

I’d like to say well done and thank-you to Jim Irving, Michael Moore, the Friends of Kooyoora and the WCMN for all for their great work.




Posted 14 November 2016 in Community Engagement, Cultural, Events, News

Landcare Free Succession Planning Webinar

►► Free Farm Succession Planning Webinar ◄◄

Looking to dip your toe into the world of sucession planning? Join up for this free webinar hosted by 10thousandgirl campaign on the 20th of October.


The course will look at how to start the conversation with family and how to keep it open and constructive.

Posted 13 October 2016 in Agriculture, Community Engagement, Cultural, Education, News

Friends of Kooyoora – 2016 Wildflower Show and Photo Competition.

Please find attached information on the Friends of Kooyoora 2016 Wildflower Show and Photographic competition.

This event is always a highlight of the Naturally Loddon Festival – Don’t miss it!

 2016 Kooyoora wildflower show2016 Kooyoora Photographic competition

Posted 17 August 2016 in Community Engagement, Cultural, Events, Flora, News

Inspiring Women in Agriculture

Expressions of Interest for the Inspiring Women in Agriculture short course are now open (see attachment) EOIs close 5pm Monday 1 August 2016.

For further information or to submit an EOI please visit the North Central CMA website or phone (03) 5448 7124.

Inspiring Women in Agriculture 2

Posted 22 July 2016 in Agriculture, Cultural, Education, News

LPLN member group, Mt Korong Eco-Watch (MKEW) negotiates successful outcome

The following article about the successful negotiation by MKEW with DEDJTR and Ironbark Mining, was published in the Loddon Times on the 19-07-2016.

Loddon Times 19 7 16008

Posted 21 July 2016 in Community Engagement, Cultural, Fauna, Flora, News

Naturally Loddon

4 September to 30 October


Naturally Loddon Facebook Poster

Heads up people, it’s nearly here.

Posted 8 June 2016 in Community Engagement, Cultural, Events, News