Wurundjeri Stories Interpretive Signage Trail Unveiled

21 Aug 2014
Liveable Places and Spaces

Manningham Council has unveiled the Wurundjeri Stories Interpretive Signage Trail at Pound Bend in Warrandyte.

The trail features seven interpretive signs which share the Wurundjeri traditional life, culture and historical events associated with the sacred Aboriginal heritage site.

Manningham Mayor, Cr Jim Grivokostopoulos said the project was a joint community effort and signified reconciliation in action.

“The trail represents a year of Manningham Council working side by side with Wurundjeri Tribe Elders, Parks Victoria, Manningham Reconciliation Incorporated and local historians Jim Poulter and Mick Woiwod, along with ongoing advice from the Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria.”

Each sign includes the head of Bunjil (the eagle hawk that is regarded as the spirit creator of the Kulin nations), designed by Wurundjeri artist and archaeologist, Mandy Nicholson, and also features a section called ‘Bunjil’s Challenge’ which offers interactive activities for children as they follow the trail.

“I’d encourage every school in Manningham to visit the Wurundjeri Stories Interpretive Signage Trail to learn more about our Indigenous history and culture alongside Wurundjeri Cultural Educators,” Cr Grivokostopoulos said.

The project was funded by the Australian Government Department of the Environment and was project managed by Manningham Council’s Cultural Services Unit.