The Eastern Kulin is an alliance of 5 Traditional Owner groups: the Wurundjeri, Bunurong, Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Wadawurrung peoples. Eastern Kulin Country extends around Port Phillip and Western Port, up to the Great Dividing Range and through the Loddon and Goulburn River valleys. The groups are spiritually, culturally, politically and economically connected with a shared creator, Bunjil. 

Bronze statue of Pastor Sir Douglas and Lady Gladys Nicholls Memorial surrounded by trees.

1. Pastor Sir Douglas and Lady Gladys Nicholls Memorial

2. Paving inlay

Two people walking through the doors to the Ian Potter Centre at the NGV.

3. Ian Potter Centre: NGV

People sitting at tables within Big Esso restaurant in Fed Square.

4. Mabu Mabu - Big Esso

Three people looking at Indigenous artefacts on a table at the Koorie Heritage Trust.

5. Koorie Heritage Trust

Outdoor Aboriginal art installation at Birrarung Marr park.

6. Birrarung Marr

A man and woman observing the Birrarung Wilam sculptures.

7. Birrarung Wilam

8. Eel Trap sculpture

9. Speakers Corner

View of the MCG from Yarra Park.

10. Yarra Park and MCG

Additional Places

Woman looking at artwork in the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at the Melbourne Museum.

Bunjilaka (Melbourne Museum)

Bunjilaka celebrates thousands of years of continuous culture through multimedia experiences and artworks, alongside garden trail and Forest gallery of indigenous plants and wildlife.  

Standing by Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner, by Brook Andrew and Trent Walter.

Standing by Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner (Gallows Hill)

This artwork commemorates two Aboriginal men who were publicly hanged in Melbourne in 1842.

Kings Domain Resting Place

A monument marking the remains of Aboriginal people repatriated from the Museum of Victoria.
People sitting on the grass in the Botanic Gardens.

Tromgin Billabong (now site of ornamental lake) Royal Botanic Gardens

Tromgin Billabong, once part of an extensive integrated river and billabong system, survives as part of the ornamental lake in the Botanic Gardens. A traditional fishing spot, eels were a plentiful food source for Eastern Kulin people. 

Learn more

To further explore places of Aboriginal significance within the city, visit the aboriginal-map.melbourne.vic.gov.au. You can also check out our Aboriginal Melbourne page.

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