TRADITIONAL OWNERS

We acknowledge the Dja Dja Wurrung as the traditional owners of the land we love. You can read more about the Dja Dja Wurrung at the website www.djadjawurrung.com.au.

The Dja Dja Wurrung lived in our region for 600 to 800 generations. The Liarga Balug and Gal Gal Gundidj clans both camped, hunted and gathered their food in the valley. Many ancient trees are scarred from when they removed bark for practical use.

At the time of European settlement the clan head of the Liarga Balug was Munangabum. He was a charismatic leader or ‘neyernneyneer’ over most Dja Dja Wurrung people.

Like us, the Dja Dja Wurrung loved this valley. They knew every rock, stream and tree.

They were displaced from the area in the years between 1835-1845.