The south-west's bloody past

By Peter Collins
Updated November 8 2012 - 12:34am, first published May 13 2011 - 1:50am
Robert Lowe delivers a symbolic message stick to Warrnambool City Council.

WESTERN Victoria’s green, rolling lands look a picture of tranquillity, but 180 years or so ago they were bloody battlegrounds of wars between native Aborigines and white settlers.