Durt’Yowan (Latrobe River) The Life Source – Documentary
Published: 12 October 2023

Durt’Yowan (Latrobe River) The Life Source

We are heading up to the headwaters of the Durt’Yowan (Latrobe River) for a special screening of the short documentary Durt’Yowan (Latrobe River) The Life Source. This will be followed by a Q&A session with experts working and advocating for the health of the River.

With some big changes on the horizon for the Latrobe River, or Durt’Yowan as Gunaikurnai people have called it for thousands of years, it’s important to know the story behind one of Gippsland’s longest rivers. Coined a “working river”, since colonisation the Latrobe has been straightened, its floodplain drained, trees cleared, and dams built all to make the river work for us. All is not lost; we are at the edge of a once in a lifetime opportunity to change the Latrobe from a working river into a river that works again. In this short film you will be shown a brief history of Durt’Yowan including the ups and downs of its life to date and be inspired to help the river in its new chapter.

The screening will be held on Wednesday 1 November 2023 6:30pm – 8:00pm in the Lyrebird Room at the West Gippsland Arts Centre, 1 Civic Place, Warragul.

Tickets to attend the event can be booked here.