Bullawah Cultural Trail

Bickerton St, Wangaratta

Bullawah Cultural Trail

Bickerton St, Wangaratta

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36 m
2.38 km
Easy

On this this self-guided family experience, you will snake 2.4 kilometres along the Ovens River discovering ancient Aboriginal stories, spirituality, culture, food, sculptures, interpretive signage.

Bullawah Cultural Trail

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On this this self-guided family experience, you will snake 2.4 kilometres along the Ovens River discovering ancient Aboriginal stories, spirituality, culture, food, sculptures, interpretive signage.

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In the Bpangerang language, Bullawah (bulla meaning two and wah meaning water) signifies the two suspension bridges crossing the river as well as the joining of the two rivers and the coming together of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

Along the way, you share, the culture and ways of living and with stories with you.

On this this self-guided family experience, you will snake 2.4 kilometres along the Ovens River discovering ancient Aboriginal stories, spirituality, culture, food, sculptures, interpretive signage, the Marmungun Rock and the Bush Tucker Garden.

This walk is 4.8km return walk. (about 1-hour return).

To delve deeper into the Aboriginal stories along the trail scan your smartphone wherever you see a QR code to unlock some amazing short films.

Site access: During the winter months the trail is prone to flooding.

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Points of Interest

1. Marmungun Rock

Meaning 'of this group/area' - and the closest traditional Pangerang word for community. The featured handprints are an enduring tribute to outstanding individuals in our community.

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2. Mundgee - Murray Cod

Sculpture by Artist: Paul Blizzard Interpretative signage has a qr code which features story by Uncle Sand Atkinson and Uncle Freddie Dowling

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3. Mullinmur - Platypus

Artist: Anderson Hunt Interpretative Signage with qr code story by Uncle Freddie Dowling

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4. Bush Tucker Garden

The natural environment was a hardware store, supermarket, and pharmacy for Aboriginal people. This garden features a selection of species of significance to Indigenous culture.

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5. Yarraboyn and Womboyn - Red Kangaroo and Grey Kangaroo

Sculpture by artist: Anderson Hunt Interpretative Signage has a qr code and the story is by Uncle Freddie Dowling

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Historical Interest Historical Interest
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Nature trail Nature trail
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