Historical information

Newspaper clipping 11 July 1972. See KVHS 1030 and KVHS 0198


The tree was found along the Kiewa River and indicates that Aborigines lived by the river and used tree bark to craft canoes to cross rivers and to fish in the deeper sections of the river.

Physical description

Wooden board with raised letters glued on. Surrounded by a wooden frame with decorated corners. It has 3vwooden footings. some letters have fallen off. See KVHS 1030

Inscriptions & markings

Message: Aborigine Canoe Tree / From Mr D. Leys Property / Presented By / Kiewa Valley Historical Society / To The / Kiewa Consolidated School. / 11 July 1972