Cummeragunja Mission is an important site within our local history, with an extremely significant history.
The Flats, located between Shepparton and Mooropna, is an important local site, with a deep and relevant local history that has greatly influenced our area. Ideally, students should be taken on a field trip to The Flats as a part of this unit.
Uncle William Cooper
Uncle William is a significant national figure, and a civil rights leaders, who was born and raised on Cummeragunja Mission.
Sir Doug Nicholls
Sir Doug is a further significant national figure born and raised on Cummeragunja Mission. He went on to be Governor of South Australia.
Uncle Jack Patten
Uncle Jack is another significant national figure born and raised on Cummeragunja Mission, as well as being an important civil rights leader.
Aunty Margaret Tucker
Aunty Margaret is another leader with significant connections to Cummeragunja. While she was not born there, she was raised there amongst her mother’s people.
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