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Culture and heritage

For thousands of years the Dergholm-Chetwynd area was inhabited by Aboriginal people of the Kanal Gundidj clan - one of 37 clans belonging to the Jardwadjali language group, which once covered a large part of western Victoria.

When European settlement began in the late 1830s, the traditional lifestyle and social and cultural structures of the Aborigines were profoundly affected and their numbers rapidly declined. There are only three known Aboriginal sites in the park - scarred trees.