Merri Creek Management Committee

For the first time in over 100 years, local traditional owners have made a single sheet bark canoe at a site nearby the Merri catchment. MCMC worked with many partners to support this project.

Traditional Wurundjeri skills and knowledge were revived and re-developed over two years (including stone tool-making workshops) and combined with modern methods. The eucalypt was carefully selected, considering its age and the trunk’s shape for suitability. Then a sheet of bark 3 x 1 metres was removed over four hours and slowly dried over a fire.
This was a strong culture building event for Wurundjeri, who had three generations involved in the October canoe-making day. The next steps are to make paddles, shape the dried canoe, and float it.

Merri Events Calendar

22 Jul 2018;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Merri Park Hand Weeding

22 Jul 2018;
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Wildflower Walk & Weed - Friends of Merri Creek & Merri Murnong

29 Jul 2018;
10:00AM - 01:00PM
Yarra City Council National Tree Day Planting & BBQ

29 Jul 2018;
10:00AM - 12:30PM
Friends of Edgars Creek National Tree Day Planting

04 Aug 2018;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Merri Park Litter Clean-up

04 Aug 2018;
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Merri Murnong Adopt a wildflower