18. Walhalla History

The first people making history here were the Traditional Custodians of Country - the people of the Kurnai Nation.

This episode focuses on the people who made history in 1888 during Walhalla's Great Fire - the heroes and victims. Walhalla had a population of 40,000 people at one stage and two newspapers. Having local journalists created a lot of content for history.

The people make Walhalla

Meet Walhalla's chemist, dentist and dressmaker.

The mining manager, lawyer and grocer.

Where is Walhalla, Victoria

Walhalla is a Gippsland gold mining town, virtually a ghost town, with a population around 20 people in the Great Dividing Range accessible from Moe Victoria. You can drive a regular car there the roads are sealed.

 

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