The Group was formed in 1987. At that time the Victorian government had proposed adoption of aboriginal names for the Grampians (Gariwerd) and Halls Gap (Budja Budja) and the group's founders thought it appropriate to include the aboriginal word "Biarri", which means to search or to hunt, in its name. So the "Stawell (Biarri) Group of the Genealogical Society of Victoria" was formed. The name was later changed to "Stawell Biarri Group for Genealogy Inc.". The word "Biarri" is pronounced bee-ah-ree.
The Stawell Biarri Group for Genealogy Inc. is a Member Society of Genealogical Society of Victoria Inc.and has about 70 members dedicated to genealogy and family history research in the Stawell district and throughout the world. The group provides a range of services, including a very economical research service.
Stawell Biarri Group for Genealogy Inc.
Reg. No: A0023924L
ABN: 60 661 424 694
Committee of Management 2011/2012
The Management Committee is responsible for the business and affairs of the Group. Quarterly meetings are held at the Stawell Library during February, May, August and November. The President has power to call Special Meetings of the Management Committee.
For burials in the Pleasant Creek (Stawell) Cemetery we will locate a grave and provide photographs in one of two formats.
A full index to "The Reefs Rumblings", from February 1998 to May 2009, together with some extracts and a pdf format document of one edition is available for reading on-line on this site by clicking the following link: 'The Reefs Rumblings': Index and Links.