About Us


The Gippsland Heritage Walk is made up of 72 panels on the history of Gippsland around the lake at Kernot Hall, Princes Way, Morwell.

The Gippsland Immigration Park committee is an incorporated body of volunteers who are dedicated to recognising the contribution of immigrants to the development of Gippsland and to promoting the history of the Gippsland region.

The committee has been actively supported by State and Federal Government grants, Latrobe City Council and its officers and many local people and businesses.

We continue to look for ways to improve the park and to its continuing maintenance in partnership with Latrobe City Council.

Contributors to the Gippsland Immigration Park & Wall of Recognition

The Committee would like to sincerely thank and acknowledge the following contributors to the construction of the park and the wall.

Major Contributors

  • Victorian Community Support Grant – Community Support Fund
  • Department of Victorian Communities, Victorian Government
  • Regional Partnerships - Department of Transport and Regional Services
  • Commonwealth Government of Australia
  • Victorian State Multicultural Commission
  • A1 Plaques
  • A. R. & M. A. Airey Pty Ltd Electrical Contractors
  • AKZ Engineering Pty Ltd
  • Alpine Beverages (Auciello Family)
  • Australian Paper Maryvale
  • Bernie Aalbers
  • Don Di Fabrizio Family
  • Latrobe City
  • Loy Yang Power
  • International Power Hazelwood
  • International Power
  • Loy Yang B
  • Italian Australian Sporting & Social Club of Gippsland
  • Joe Colaciello Family
  • John Di Fabrizio Family
  • Latrobe Regional Development Group
  • Latrobe Valley Express
  • Lawrence & Hanson
  • Loy Yang Power
  • Manny Manthos Family (Manny's Market)
  • Ray Massaro Family (Massaro Motors)
  • Monacellars (Guido Monacella Family)
  • TRU Energy
  • Trustweld (Ross Vitale Family).

Additional Contributors

  • Advance Morwell Group
  • Baltic Stonemason
  • Professionals P/L Dandenong
  • Beaumont Tiles Traralgon
  • Boltco Pty Ltd Morwell
  • Boom Logistics Morwell
  • Bosse Plumbing & Gas Specialists
  • Carpet Country
  • Circolo Pensionati Italiani di Morwell
  • Coates Hire, Morwell
  • Coates & Wood (Foundry) Collingwood
  • Dominic, Tony & Sergio Mattioli
  • Gerhard Giedrojc, Traralgon
  • Gippsland Group Training
  • Gippsland Quality Tiler
  • Gippsland Multicultural Services
  • H Schroeder Pty Ltd
  • Keith Brownbill
  • Morwell Catholic Federation
  • P & D Rigging & Crane Hire Pty Ltd
  • P & Ji Leitner Builder
  • R A Sorrenti & Co
  • Readymix, Morwell
  • Rotary Club of Morwell
  • Stable Engineering Services (John Bahagiar)
  • Thiess John Holland (Morwell)
  • Tony Dent Concreter
  • Valicote Pty Ltd Abrasive Blasting & Painting
  • W A Moore & Associates Pty Ltd

We would also like to thank all those immigrants or their descendants and the organisations and institutions who assisted in bringing this project to reality.