Wominjeka yearmann koondee biik Wurundjeri balluk

Welcome to the land of the Wurundjeri people.

The Wurundjeri People take their name from their Woiwurrung language word ‘wurun’ meaning the Manna Gum (Eucalyptus viminalis) which is common along ‘Birrarung’ (Yarra River), and ‘djeri‘, the grub which is found in or near the tree. Wurundjeri are the ‘Witchetty Grub People’ and our Ancestors have lived on this land for millennia.

Deadly Story will work with the Wurundjeri Community to develop this page. Until then, please refer to the contacts and resources below:

  1. Wurundjeri Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Aboriginal Corporation
  2. The Aboriginal History of the Yarra - City of Yarra


  • Connecting with the Aboriginal History of the Yarra
    Yarra City Council has developed this teachers’ resource. The resources aims to increase students’ connection to local Aboriginal places, histories, cultures and peoples through both classroom based activities and excursions to historical sites in Yarra and beyond.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. To listen to our Acknowledgement of Country, click here.