Merri Creek Management Committee

Cultural Connections peopleSunday 15 November, 10.30am-12noon

The Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people are the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Darebin Creek catchment flows. Their strong cultural connections to the land and waters in this place we now call Darebin, continue today through cultural practices of ceremony, celebration and Tanderrum.  
We have much to learn from Indigenous people’s management of waterways, particularly with urban population growth.

Join Aboriginal Cultural Educator Uncle Trevor Gallagher (A Gunditmara Elder with Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung speaking rights), to learn about Aboriginal history, culture and perspectives of Darebin Creek. 
Uncle Trevor will present (virtually) the Darebin Spiritual Healing Trail, with a focus on Aboriginal history, culture and connection to water. Along the way, MCMC Waterwatch Coordinator Julia Cirillo will speak about waterway ecology and how we can help our creeks.
Free event. Proudly funded by Melbourne Water.

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Wurundjeri panel - featureSee a web version of these fabulous panels which celebrate the outstanding community achievement since 1975 in transforming Merri Creek from a weed-smothered drain to a much-loved waterway running through a bushland corridor: fronts of panels (17MB file); backs of panels (9MB file).

The two metre size panels were originally displayed at libraries and other public places throughout the Merri Creek catchment over 16 months until late 2016, in celebration of MCMC's 25th Anniversary.