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Naarm (Melbourne)

Image source_ Bunjils Country
Melbourne CBD at night

The traditional Aboriginal name of Melbourne is Naarm, the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation. The Kulin Nation is a collective of five Aboriginal clans: Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Wathaurrung, Taungurung and Dja DjaWrung. Their collective territory extends around Port Phillip and Western Port, up into the Great Dividing Range and the Loddon and Goulburn River valleys. The Kulin nation has inhabited the area for an estimated 40,000 years and prior to colonisation was a nation of more than 20,000 people. 


Check out these links for more about Naarm and things to do.

Koorie Heritage Trust

What's On - City of Melbourne

Knowing Naarm: introducing the Traditional Place name of Melbourne


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