Stories of the Landscape – Moyjil, Point Ritchie Warrnambool

Stories of the Landscape – Moyjil, Point Ritchie Warrnambool

Point Ritchie or in local Peek Whurrung language, Moyjil, is a rocky headland at the mouth of the Hopkins River in Warrnambool, Victoria.

For thousands of years Aboriginal people visited the area to gather food including eels from the Hopkins River and shellfish from the ocean.  For decades much of the focus of Australian archaeology has been directed at finding the oldest sites of Aboriginal occupation.  The archaeological discovery of Aboriginal remains at Lake Mungo in the 1970s created considerable excitement because it pushed the date at which Australia was colonised by humans to beyond 40,000 years ago. 

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.