25 June

Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust Elders, community and Clergy recently celebrated the completion of heritage conservation works at St John’s Church, at Lake Tyers on Gunaikurnai Country, Gippsland.

The re-dedication of the Church event by the Anglican Church marked the end of the restoration works funded by a $200,000 grant through the Victorian Government’s Living Heritage Program.

The timber church was built by Aboriginal people in 1878 and became a key focal point of the former mission, home to Aboriginal people forcibly removed from their lands.

The project repaired damaged timbers, ensured that rain would be kept out and made the floor structure sound and level.

Now the doors to the Church can open and close properly and the Church can now be used again by the community. The project also provided useful training and skills benefits for workers from the local community who helped to paint the Church.

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