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:

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

Nillumbik Reconciliation Group - Gawa Trail plaques
Gawa Trail 0
Plaque #0 (Welcome) WOMIN JEKA! — the Woiwurrung words for ‘Welcome’ The GAWA WURUNDJERI RESOURCE TRAIL offers you a burra
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Nillumbik Reconciliation Group - Gawa Trail plaques
Gawa Trail 1
Plaque #1 TEA TREE Kunzea ericoides Woiwurrung name: BURGAN The Burgan’s straight stems were perfect for spears used for hunting
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Gawa Trail 2
Plaque #2 SPINY-HEADED MAT-RUSH Lomandra longifolia Woiwurrung name: KURAWUN The leaves, inner bark, and root fibres of many shrubs, trees
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Gawa Trail 3
Plaque #3 WOMBAT Woiwurrung name: WARENDJI Wombats sleep during the day in their long, multi-chambered burrows. Young men were sometimes
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Gawa Trail 4
Plaque #4 BRACKEN FERN Pteridium esculentum Woiwurrung name: the generic name for fern is BUYET The Wurundjeri used bracken fern
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Gawa Trail 5
Plaque #5 VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS BUSH Prostanthera lasianthos Woiwurrung name: CORANDERRK Coranderrk is a mint bush. The leaves were used by
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Gawa Trail 6
Plaque #6 ECHIDNA Woiwurrung name: GAWARN GAWA is a derivation of gawarn. The echidna may have heard you coming and
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Gawa Trail 7
Plaque #7 WATSONS CREEK The creek’s Woiwurrung name was never recorded. The creek provided seasonal bounty for the clan. When
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Gawa Trail 8
Plaque #8 MANNA GUM Eucalyptus viminalis Woiwurrung name: WURRUN The large tree in front of you is a Manna gum,
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Gawa Trail 9
Plaque #9 RED STRINGYBARK Eucalyptus macrorhyncha Woiwurrung name: WAYUT Stringybark was used for building shelters or willams. Bark was cut
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Gawa Trail 10
Plaque #10 WATTLES Acacia Silver wattle (Acacia dealbata) Woiwurrung name: MUYAN Black wattle (Acacia mearnsii) Woiwurrung name: GARRONG Blackwood (Acacia
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