What Nation are Taungurung people?

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What Nation are Taungurung people?

The Taungurung people, also spelt Daung Wurrung, consisted of nine clans who spoke the Taungurung language and were part of the Kulin alliance of indigenous Australians. They lived to the north of, and were closely associated with, the Woiwurrung speaking Wurundjeri people.

Where is Taungurung?

central Victoria
The Taungurung people occupy much of central Victoria. Our country encompasses the area between the upper reaches of the Goulburn River and its tributaries north of the Dividing Range.

Who are the traditional owners of Nagambie?

History. The Nagambie Region is within the Traditional lands of the Taungurung people, who are the first people of the rivers, valleys and mountains in this region.

Who is the traditional owners of Seymour?

We, Seymour Health, acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we now stand . We pay respect to the tribal elders of the Taungurung People, we celebrate their continuing culture and we acknowledge the memory of their ancestors.

What Aboriginal land is Nagambie on?

The townscape is dominated by picturesque Lake Nagambie which lies beside the main street. The area is given over to vineyards, cereal, sheep, cattle, horse studs and tourism. It has been claimed that either the Natrakboolok, Ngooraialum or Thagungwurung Aboriginal tribes occupied the land around what became Nagambie.

What Aboriginal land is Seymour on?

What language do the Taungurung speak?

Woiwurrung (sometimes spelt Woiwurrong, Woiworung, Wuywurung) and Taungurung (Taungurong, Daungwurrung Dhagung-wurrung, Thagungwurrung) are an Aboriginal language of the Kulin Nation of Central Victoria.

What Aboriginal land is Benalla on?

Yorta Yorta region includes the lower Goulburn river, and towns such as Echuca, Cohuna, Shepparton, Benalla, Corowa, Wangaratta, Glenrowan, Rutherglen, Chiltern, Wahgunyah, Thoona, and Violet Town.

What is Taungurung Land and waters Council?

Taungurung Land and Waters Council (TLaWC) was registered 16 July 2009 as the Registered Aboriginal Party that represents the interests of the Taungurung people. TLaWC is the corporate representative and ‘face’ of the Taungurung people and serves to uphold their interests with respect to culture and country.

Who are the Taungurung clans?

Taungurung and other members of the Kulin nation were deeply impacted by the dictates of the various government assimilation and integration policies. Today, the descendants of the Taungurung Clans form a strong and vibrant community. Descendants from five of the original clan groups meet regularly at Camp Jungai – an ancestral ceremonial site.

What are the Totems of the Taungurung?

“The moiety totems of the Taungurung people are Bundjil (Wedged Tailed Eagle) and Waang (Crow). Bundjil is the creator spirit of the people of the Kulin Nation: he carved figures from bark and breathed life into them: Waang was often seen as a trickster.” This totem pole stands at the Mansfield Visitor Information Centre.

What are the natural resources of Taungurung?

The rich resources of the permanent rivers, creeks, tributaries and associated floodplains enabled Taungurung to people to access an abundance of fish and other wildlife. Fish were speared and trapped while water birds were netted and Marram (Kangaroo), Goorbil (Koala), and Barramul (Emu) provided nourishing food.

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