Helen Halliday OAM

“I was brought up in Shepparton and my brother and I spent much of our childhood on the banks of the Goulbourn River which runs between Shepparton and Mooroopna. Close by, although we didn’t know it, were the remnants of the Yorta Yorta tribe who had walked off the Cummerangunja aboriginal reserve in 1939 for their own safety and the protection of their community. This walk off and its long association with Ellen Atkinson, aboriginal woman and community/religious leader, makes fascinating reading …”