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  • Omeo 2018
    Our much celebrated Annual Event #2018MCAVG2G
  • with our next generation
    Sharing our country
  • Mountain Cattlemen
    Caring for the High Country since 1834
  • to the high plains
    DROVING
  • on the bluff
    DROVING

Welcome to our website

Graeme  Stoney - Mountain Cattlemen's Association Of Victoria President for 2017In February this year I was honoured to be elected as President of the MCAV.  I will fulfil that role to the best of my ability and continue the good work of Charlie Lovick and other  former Presidents in furthering the MCAV message to the wider community.

An exciting development in the debate on the direction of  future public land management is the increasing interest and support for indigenous fire management techniques among the wider community. I invite you to read our traditional burning page on our website.

The debate on Brumby management is continuing and we have  expressed deep concerns about the push to remove all the horses from the High Country.

The High-Country History Hub project will be launched before Christmas. This is a significant project which is digitising High Country and MCAV records and photographs to be accessible on the web.

I hope you have a good look at our new website and you enjoyed our Omeo Get Together in 2018.

Graeme Stoney

Resources for Schools, Academic Papers, Information and Historical Reading | Bryce Lovick pic by J pinderWill you be there? 2018 MCAV G2G will be held at Omeo. Come and join us.

MCAV

The Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria represents a hardy group of people whose families and predecessors have grazed their cattle and maintained the Victorian High Country dating back to 1834. Cattlemen are celebrated as icons of the Australian bush. From Australian settlement to the present, caring for their cattle and custodianship of the land has been a cross generational family undertaking, so their training in the mountains is a lifetime experience.

The cattlemen are known for their love and knowledge of the bush, for independent action but with the ability to co-operate. They are persistent. They have a profound interest in the past.

They respect their elders because of past lessons learned. As the cattlemen went about their difficult business, a unique Australian culture and heritage was gradually developed without them even knowing! 

Click to view our galleries of events, historical information, grazing photos and family photos relating to the Alpine region.
Click to learn more about the importance of Traditional Burning
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