PORT FAIRY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Early Sackville Street Port Fairy
The Port Fairy Historical Society works with the Moyne Shire and the Port Fairy branch of the National Trust and Heritage Victoria to preserve the historic features of Port Fairy including heritage-listed trees, stone walls and built structures. We believe that these significant features from our past are to be valued and should be saved for future generations.
Port Fairy has a wealth of 19th-century buildings built in a variety of styles and building materials. The National Trust has classified over 60 buildings in the town and these range from small cottages to substantial homes and public buildings. There are also a number of buildings and properties located in the town that have significant heritage overlays.
The town is also home to Norfolk Island Pines and these significant trees line the streets of Port Fairy. They are also heritage listed and therefore protected. These trees form avenues throughout Port Fairy and make a significant contribution to the character, community and history of Port Fairy.
Within the Moyne Shire is found the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, set amid rugged stone country, woodlands, wetlands and lakes, owned or co-managed by the Gunditjmara. In 2004 this landscape was included in the National Heritage List and in 2019 was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The three serial components of the property contain one of the world’s most extensive and oldest aquaculture systems. The Budj Bim lava flows, which connect the three components, provide the basis for a complex aquaculture system developed by the Gunditjmara, based on deliberate redirection, modification and management of waterways and wetlands. The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape is Aboriginal-owned and/or managed and is managed to respect the customary and legal rights and obligations of the Gunditjmara Traditional Owners.
We are indeed fortunate to be part of such a rich, cultural and collective heritage tradition and take pride in being part of a community that works to recognise, protect, promote and share this with others.
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