Connection to Country

Join Gunditjmara man Shea Rotumah in a conversation about his culture and his relationship and spiritual connections with country, including Dean Mar and the coastal formations of Cape Nelson. He will talk about Aboriginal occupation of coastal areas, including evidence of that occupation.

Shea will use ancient Indigenous artefacts, Indigenous weapons to demonstrate traditional dance and song. He will discuss with visitors his collection of stone tools and grinding stones and axes, while located on the spectacular coastal cliffs of Cape Nelson. His story will include the whale songline, wuulok kounterbu (blue whale) which can be seen from Cape Nelson during the months of November to April. His story and method of presentation is considered unique, particularly his use of a mix of traditional language and English.

Celebrating 50 years of the Victorian Heritage Register 

Event date

Event Details

Cape Nelson Lighthouse Cape Nelson Road, Portland, Victoria


Entry fees:
Adults $ 20, Children $ 12, Family $ 55, Members $ 15
Prebooking required0438012352
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Visitors must stay on pathways to avoid damage to vegetation. No dogs permitted.