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W elcome to High Country Heritage. I have been researching for over 20 years, specialising in the high country region and utilise my experience and knowledge to assist others.
n more recent years this has included some very rewarding projects, including researching and supplying the information on the 18 interpretation boards in township of Omeo, founding and establishing the Victorian High Country Huts Association, being sub contracted for a government research project and also preparing submissions for owners of historical buildings, all being successful in obtaining funding.  Whilst I have a huge schedule and about to launch into another project, I have the time to create our new forum and revamp my website. This entire forum is for the benefit of those who use it and contribute to it. The more it is used the better it will serve its purpose.

The Forum
The idea to create this forum follows my position as Marketing Manager for a national company over the last 12 months. Research shows that 80% of users prefer web mail and online forums in preference to reading emails. This is largely because of increased spam and viruses.

The “Classified” section
This part of the list is where all Australian resources can be advertised, whether new or pre-loved…

This was other instigator towards my decision to begin this forum was that to sell my ‘History” publications, booksellers wanted between 25 to 40%, whilst one popular genealogy bookseller wanted 60%. To sell this way would mean an increase in the price – increasing it for the end user. I knew several other authors faced with the same problem.

I also had resources I had exhausted and decided to reduce the size my collection… this resulted in exorbitant fees on ebay, being the only known place to advertise and sell such items.

I joined Aus-Gen-Mat, which is a RootsWeb List to sell genealogy products. Over the last two years I have only had about 20 emails through that List in total – which were very basic and gave a link to a website. I applied to RootsWeb to start another and was rejected, then directed to use Aus-Gen-Mat. The name itself would not indicate you could sell items through it.!

What Area?
The basic region this Website and Forum covers is Albury, Beechworth, Bairnsdale, Benalla, Benambra, Bombala,  Bonang, Bright, Bruthen, Buchan, Cann River, Chiltern, Cobram, Corryong, Dargo Eskdale, Euroa, Harrietville, Lakes Entrance, Mansfield, Marysville, Moe, Mt Beauty, Myrtleford, Nathalia, Neerim, Orbost, Omeo Rutherglen, Sale, Tallangatta, Violet Town, Warragul, Wodonga, Drouin, Trafalgar, Wangaratta, Yarragon, Walhalla and the surrounding areas.

I started the Aus-Vic-High-Country Roots Web list 7 years ago and prior to this had the Alpine Heritage group through Yahoo. The transition from the Alpine Heritage to Aus-Vic-High-Country was a big change for the members, but as time progressed the ‘old’ group faded and the Aus-Vic-High-Country List grew. The transition was beneficial to our members, as Roots Web was the ‘in thing’ at the time and our membership increased, resulting in more resources and information. In recent years membership has hovered around 150 members. The Aus-Vic-High-Country list will continue as a sister list to this forum.

I hope you enjoy the forum and the more people who are let known about it the bigger it will grow and the better it will work for all.
As time permits more will be added to this site and contributing more to the forum.