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Fresh water has been a constant challenge for Avoca. The Avoca River has undergone several transformations. The river was modified to enable hot baths. Floods undid the progress. Population growth added to the pressures on the river.
Duration: 3 Minutes
In a time when the value of human life was measured by the colour of skin and birthplace, the first peoples around Avoca were decimated by disease and white occupiers of their lands.
Added to this was the mindset of the first European explorers and settlers that place no respect on the lives of Aboriginies.
A lethal cocktail of history, and arrogance resulted in a massacre at nearby Middle Creek.
Duration: 8 Minutes