Mt. Buffalo from Mackay's Lookout over the Ovens and Buckland Valleys, Harvey, John Henry, photographer, circa 1875-1938, transparency: toned glass lantern slide ; 8.5 x 8.5 cm. , J.H. Harvey Collection, State Library of Victoria.Contributors
No copyright restrictions apply.Copyright
This item is out of copyright.
The migration story of the Ovens Valley began a long time ago. The first true settlers of Victoria’s mountainous North-Eastern region were the Pangerang, Minjambuta, Duduroa and Jaitmathang (Ya-itma-thang) peoples who spoke the Waywurra, Mogullumibidj and Dhudhuroa languages. They inhabited the alpine areas and surrounding river valleys – now known as the Ovens, King, Buffalo, Kiewa and Mitta-Mitta Valleys - for tens of thousands of years. This picture looks out towards Mount Buffalo over the Ovens and Buckland Valleys.