Considered a sacred site amongst local indigenous people, the Yeddonba Aboriginal Cultural Site illustrates the art of the Dhudhuroa people, the dominant indigenous clan of the area and a sub-clan of the Pangarang people of the Goulburn Valley. The base of Mt Pilot was used by these clans, along with the Quat Quatta and Minjambutta clans as a spiritual and ceremonial site.
The Yeddonba site boasts many significant areas including a rock shelter and bush tucker area. The site is of particular archaeological importance as it features an Aboriginal red-ochre painting, which is believed to be of a Thylacine, supporting the belief that the animal once inhabited the mainland.
A well laid out circular walking track will take you by these significant sites, with information boards along the way to help narrate your journey. This walk can easily be completed in an hour.
Meet outside Quercus at 9:30am for car pooling to site which is about a 20 minute drive from Beechworth. Bring drinking water and a snack and wear sturdy shoes. The walk will take about an hour. If it is pouring rain the walk will be cancelled.