The Greta Bunyip newsletter is hand-delivered across the wider Greta area by six committed volunteers. The Greta Bunyip was born out of a demand from the local people to be better informed and more connected to their community and surroundings. The newsletter was established in 2012 as part of the Memory And Place program ‘ACMI in the Regions: Stories from Wangaratta’, with support from the Victorian Government, through Arts Victoria’s ‘Touring Victoria’ grant, and Rural City of Wangaratta.
In the digital age it’s all well and good for those who are connected via high speed internet, but in some rural towns it is the good old fashioned newsletter that keeps locals in the know. The Greta Bunyip newsletter is hand-delivered across the wider Greta area by six committed volunteers. In the video below we meet Noeleen Lloyd and Allan Porker as well as local historian Joan Ellis and hear about the importance of having a regional newsletter. Over three-hundred newsletters are distributed every two months containing articles of historical, sporting, cultural and community importance.