to leave the place in better condition
Local waterways are often interwoven into the lives and histories of the families that live beside them. This is very definitely true for the Breen family, who have lived beside Deep Creek for seven generations.
The Breen’s 18 year old Irish ancestor arrived in Victoria in 1835. Working as a bullock dray driver between Melbourne and the goldfields, he bought a property beside Deep Creek at Darraweit Guim. Later generations established a pub that watered the locals till it was replaced with the existing house in the 1930s.
Kevin Breen grew up with his five brothers and sister in that humble weatherboard beside Deep Creek.