The Gawa Wurundjeri Resource Trail is part of the
Panton Hill Bushland Reserves System
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The Trail is at 873 Eltham-Yarra Glen Road, Watsons Creek:
Hover over the map to enlarge. You can see large images of the new Gawa plaques here
Cub Scouts visit Gawa Trail
Cub night for Eltham North on Wednesday 23 May 2018 was special. At the Gawa Trail we had a largeRead more.
Gawa Trail 0
Plaque #0 (Welcome) WOMIN JEKA! — the Woiwurrung words for ‘Welcome’ The GAWA WURUNDJERI RESOURCE TRAIL offers you a burraRead more.
Gawa Trail 1
Plaque #1 TEA TREE Kunzea ericoides Woiwurrung name: BURGAN The Burgan’s straight stems were perfect for spears used for huntingRead more.
Gawa Trail 2
Plaque #2 SPINY-HEADED MAT-RUSH Lomandra longifolia Woiwurrung name: KURAWUN The leaves, inner bark, and root fibres of many shrubs, treesRead more.
Gawa Trail 3
Plaque #3 WOMBAT Woiwurrung name: WARENDJI Wombats sleep during the day in their long, multi-chambered burrows. Young men were sometimesRead more.
Gawa Trail 4
Plaque #4 BRACKEN FERN Pteridium esculentum Woiwurrung name: the generic name for fern is BUYET The Wurundjeri used bracken fernRead more.
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Plaque #5 VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS BUSH Prostanthera lasianthos Woiwurrung name: CORANDERRK Coranderrk is a mint bush. The leaves were used byRead more.
Gawa Trail 6
Plaque #6 ECHIDNA Woiwurrung name: GAWARN GAWA is a derivation of gawarn. The echidna may have heard you coming andRead more.
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Plaque #7 WATSONS CREEK The creek’s Woiwurrung name was never recorded. The creek provided seasonal bounty for the clan. WhenRead more.
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Plaque #8 MANNA GUM Eucalyptus viminalis Woiwurrung name: WURRUN The large tree in front of you is a Manna gum,Read more.
Gawa Trail 9
Plaque #9 RED STRINGYBARK Eucalyptus macrorhyncha Woiwurrung name: WAYUT Stringybark was used for building shelters or willams. Bark was cutRead more.