GAWA Trail Markers

The Gawa Wurundjeri Resource Trail is part of the
Panton Hill Bushland Reserves System
Click here for more information on the PHBRS

The Trail is at 873 Eltham-Yarra Glen Road, Watsons Creek: Melways 272 D4

Nillumbik Reconciliation Group - Gawa TrailHover over the map to enlarge.  You can see large images of the new Gawa plaques here

Eltham North Cub Scouts on the Gawa Trail
Cub night for Eltham North on Wednesday 23 May 2018 was special. At the Gawa Trail we had a large
Nillumbik Reconciliation Group - Gawa Trail plaques
Plaque #0 (Welcome) WOMIN JEKA! — the Woiwurrung words for ‘Welcome’ The GAWA WURUNDJERI RESOURCE TRAIL offers you a burra
Nillumbik Reconciliation Group - Gawa Trail plaques
Plaque #1 TEA TREE Kunzea ericoides Woiwurrung name: BURGAN The Burgan’s straight stems were perfect for spears used for hunting
Nillumbik Reconciliation Group - Gawa Trail plaques
Plaque #2 SPINY-HEADED MAT-RUSH Lomandra longifolia Woiwurrung name: KURAWUN The leaves, inner bark, and root fibres of many shrubs, trees
Nillumbik Reconciliation Group - Gawa Trail plaques
Plaque #3 WOMBAT Woiwurrung name: WARENDJI Wombats sleep during the day in their long, multi-chambered burrows. Young men were sometimes
Nillumbik Reconciliation Group - Gawa Trail plaques
Plaque #4 BRACKEN FERN Pteridium esculentum Woiwurrung name: the generic name for fern is BUYET The Wurundjeri used bracken fern
Nillumbik Reconciliation Group - Gawa Trail plaques
Plaque #5 VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS BUSH Prostanthera lasianthos Woiwurrung name: CORANDERRK Coranderrk is a mint bush. The leaves were used by
Nillumbik Reconciliation Group - Gawa Trail plaques
Plaque #6 ECHIDNA Woiwurrung name: GAWARN GAWA is a derivation of gawarn. The echidna may have heard you coming and
Nillumbik Reconciliation Group - Gawa Trail plaques
Plaque #7 WATSONS CREEK The creek’s Woiwurrung name was never recorded. The creek provided seasonal bounty for the clan. When
Nillumbik Reconciliation Group - Gawa Trail plaques
Plaque #8 MANNA GUM Eucalyptus viminalis Woiwurrung name: WURRUN The large tree in front of you is a Manna gum,
Nillumbik Reconciliation Group - Gawa Trail plaques
Plaque #9 RED STRINGYBARK Eucalyptus macrorhyncha Woiwurrung name: WAYUT Stringybark was used for building shelters or willams. Bark was cut