16. Mallacoota History – A small town in Victoria Australia

Event Details

This event is running from 27 September 2020 until 31 March 2030. It is next occurring on March 31, 2030 4:30 pm

Let’s meet Mallacoota’s gardener, farmer and surveyor.
The Lighthouse keepers, fisherman and postmistress. 
Mallacoota Victoria, in East Gippsland, is a wilderness village retreat at the eastern edge of the Croajingolong National Park a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The sunrises over the Mallacoota Inlet which is guarded by a sand bar.

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