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Knob Reserve

3 km south-east of Stratford is a 56-hectare park called Knob Reserve. At the crest of the hill a lookout platform has been constructed enabling views down upon the local farmlands, the foothills and the Avon River. The reserve is ideal for a picnic and has bbq's, tables and chairs, playground, oval, toilets and shelter.

The Knob reserve is an important indigenous site and a destination on the Bataluk Trail that traverses Eastern Gippsland.

The Trail notes describe the Knob reserve site as being significant as, on the bluff high above a bend in the Dooyeedang (Avon River), axe heads were sharpened on the sandstone grinding stones. The deep grooves, which may still be easily observed, are a reminder of the ancestors who have visited this place for centuries.

When the stones were ready they were bound with kangaroo sinew to a handle of supple wood which had been treated in a fire to harden it.

Down by the river people fished for eels, bream, flathead and prawns which were an important part of the food supply. Spears, nets and hooks made from kangaroo bone were used to catch the fish.

Access is permitted; there is an interpretive sign on site and a canoe tree. Turn off the Princes Highway at the sign situated at the Western end of Stratford township.

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  • City: Stratford
  • State: Victoria
 

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