Fyansford Paper Mills
A culturally significant site to the Wathaurong people would be integral to the event as a means to facilitate discussion and further understanding about issues facing Indigenous peoples today. We have identified the old Fyansford Paper Mills as the site for our event in 2017 – situated on the Barwon River above Buckley’s Falls, the incredible story of William Buckley is a tremendous example of a person crossing cultures and embracing a foreign world view. The area is also culturally significant to the Wathaurong people as a ceremonial ground.
The Paper Mills is developing as majorly significant in western culture as an arts hub and location for local producers and event spaces. With such creativity and eclectic offerings, this site is set to be a cultural hub of Geelong’s future.
Our goal for the first event is to utilise multiple areas at the Paper Mills with breakout areas, art exhibitions and surprises around each and every corner. We envisage utilising the Great Hall, Provenance Winery, Door Café, Band Room and all areas intersecting for patron flow and amenities.