Where are the Taungurung people from?

central Victoria
The Taungurung (Daung wurrung) people occupy much of central Victoria. Their country encompasses the area between the upper reaches of the Goulburn River and its tributaries north of the Dividing Range.

What is the totem of the Kulin nations?

“The moiety totems of the Taungurung people are Bundjil (Wedged Tailed Eagle) and Waang (Crow). Bundjil is the creator spirit of the people of the Kulin Nation: he carved figures from bark and breathed life into them: Waang was often seen as a trickster.”

What Aboriginal land is nagambie on?

Attractive township built around Lake Nagambie The area is given over to vineyards, cereal, sheep, cattle, horse studs and tourism. It has been claimed that either the Natrakboolok, Ngooraialum or Thagungwurung Aboriginal tribes occupied the land around what became Nagambie.

What language do Taungurung people speak?

The Taungurung people, also spelt Daung Wurrung, consisted of nine clans who spoke the Taungurung language and were part of the Kulin alliance of indigenous Australians. They lived to the north of, and were closely associated with, the Woiwurrung speaking Wurundjeri people.

What are the significant Taungurung sites?

The Taungurung clan called Yawang-yilam-bulok (Stone dwelling people) inhabited the area along the Goulburn River as far as Alexandra, through to the Howqua, Delatite and Jamieson rivers and the mountains like Mt Stirling and Mt Buller that shed their waters into those rivers.

What Aboriginal country am I on Melbourne?

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

What is Melbourne called in Aboriginal?

The traditional Aboriginal name of Melbourne is Naarm and Naarm is the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation. The Kulin Nation is a collective of five Aboriginal nations: Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Wathaurrung, Daungwurrung and Dja DjaWrung.

What Aboriginal land is Benalla on?

Welcome to Country Yorta Yorta region includes the lower Goulburn river, and towns such as Echuca, Cohuna, Shepparton, Benalla, Corowa, Wangaratta, Glenrowan, Rutherglen, Chiltern, Wahgunyah, Thoona, and Violet Town.

How big is Euroa?

Euroa is a town in the Shire of Strathbogie in the north-east of Victoria, Australia. At the 2016 census, Euroa’s population was 3,275. The name Euroa comes from an Aboriginal word in the old local dialect meaning ‘joyful’.

Is Nagambie Lake man made?

Lake Nagambie is a 170-hectare (420-acre) man–made reservoir located in the Goldfields region of Victoria, Australia. The lake was formed by the damming of the Goulburn River by the Goulburn Weir….

Lake Nagambie
Type Reservoir
Primary inflows Goulburn River
Primary outflows Goulburn River
Basin countries Australia

Who are the Taungurung?

The Taungurung (Daung wurrung ) people occupy much of central Victoria. Our country encompasses the area between the upper reaches of the Goulburn River and it’s tributaries north of the Dividing Range.

How did European settlement affect the Taungurung?

When Europeans first settled the region in the early 1800s, the area was already occupied by Aboriginal people. From that time, life for the Taungurung people in central Victoria changed dramatically and was severely disrupted by the early establishment and expansion of European settlement.

What is Taungurung Land and waters Council?

Taungurung Land and Waters Council (TLaWC) was registered 16 July 2009 as the Registered Aboriginal Party that represents the interests of the Taungurung people. TLaWC is the corporate representative and ‘face’ of the Taungurung people and serves to uphold their interests with respect to culture and country.

What are the natural resources of the Taungurung?

The rich resources of the permanent rivers, creeks and tributaries and associated floodplains enabled the Taungurung to have an abundance of fish and other wildlife. Fish were speared and trapped while water birds netted and the mirrm (kangaroo), gorbil (koala), and barraimal (emu) provided nourishing food.