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Acknowledgement Of Country

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We Acknowledge the Wadawurrung People as the Traditional Owners of the Lands, Waterways and Skies of Wadawurrung Country.

We pay our respects to their Elders, past and  present.

We Acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are part of our Greater Geelong community today.

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Wadawurrung Traditional Owner Corrina Eccles and Ryder Harrison conduct a water ceremony.
Our living culture

Djilang

When the Wadawurrung Karringalibil Murrup (Creator Spirit) flew over this country, his eyes looked down on country and he saw the water coming into the bay and the tongue of land – Djilang.

From our wetlands, coastal country, rivers and inland country, the Djilang resources were a place of plenty and used by Wadawurrung people to live a rich and sustainable life and as valuable trading materials. Significant cultural landscapes include: Wurdi Youang, meaning Big Hill and now known as the You Yangs, Corio Bay, meaning Sandy place, Lake Connewarre coming from the Wadawurrung word Kunawarra – the Black swan, and the Moorabool and Barwon Rivers, a connected system between the mountains and the sea. These significant cultural land features show how our land still speaks to us of our language, Wadawurrung Ancestors and their connection to this Country.

Wadawurrung people are the Traditional Owners of this land and have cared for country for thousands of years.

 

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