Waterfront: Tavern Tuesday – Connecting People with Place Past Event

Presented by Centre for Architecture | Open House Melbourne, Living Bung Yarnda project and School for unTourists.
View from the Tavern
Photo of two swans in a body of water.
Inquisitive swans
Photo © Jess Reeves
Cherry Tree
Photo © Jess Reeves
Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust
Photo © Jess Reeves
Photo of barnacles on sand.
Photo © Jess Reeves

A weekly gathering and a fixture on the Lake Tyers calendar, Tavern Tuesday brings the local community together to discuss and share experiences that are shaping conversation about living sustainability and responsibly with the lake. For this Tavern Tuesday, we bring together the local people, ideas and issues that have shaped the Waterfront program on the Gippsland Lakes. 

Dr Jessica Reeves and Dr Pat Bonney will present the Living Bung Yarnda project, an environmental monitoring program led by the Lake Tyers community. Whether youʼre a first-time visitor or a seasoned kayaker, Jess and Pat invite you to share your experience and reflections of the lake in a story-sharing session. Photo-Voice gives all of the community the opportunity to show, through photographs, what you value and are most concerned about in this special place. 

Attendees who wish to participate in the Photo-Voice activity are encouraged to bring along three photos each (max) in response to the questions below:

  • What do you love about Lake Tyers?

  • What are you most concerned about for Lake Tyers?

You are invited to share your story of these photos with the group.

Waterfront is proudly presented by Centre for Architecture Victoria | Open House Melbourne, in partnership with Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and East Gippsland Shire Council. Living Bung Yarnda project is supported by Lake Tyers Coast Action and Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust, funded by Coastcare and DELWP, facilitated by Federation University Australia.

Dr Jess Reeves

Dr Jess Reeves is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science in the School of Science, Psychology and Sport at Federation University’s Gippsland campus, Churchill. She is fond of watery places and the people drawn to them.

Dr Pat Bonney

Dr Pat Bonney is a Research Associate at Federation University Australia. He researches the dis/connection between community, policy and practice in participatory environmental stewardship.

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