The Aboriginal History of Yarra

Welcome to Country

Welcome to Country by Wurundjeri Elder Colin Hunter Jr at the confluence of the Yarra River and Merri Creek


This website was created by Yarra City Council as a free online resource. It is by no means a comprehensive history, but rather, it seeks to highlight some key events in the settlement of Melbourne / Yarra. All effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information but if you do find errors, please contact us – we would love to hear from you! To make contact, just click on the Yarra City Council icon on the bottom right corner of this page.

Watch the welcome video

Welcome to Country by Wurundjeri Elder Colin Hunter Jr at the confluence of the Yarra River and Merri Creek

City of Yarra Wurundjeri Tribe Assemblo / The Creative Agency

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are warned that this site contains voices, names and images of people who have now entered the Dreamtime.

This website was created by Yarra City Council as a free online resource. It is by no means a comprehensive history, but rather, it seeks to highlight some key events in the settlement of Melbourne / Yarra. All effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information but if you do find errors, please contact us – we would love to hear from you! To make contact, just click on the Yarra City Council icon on the bottom right corner of this page.


Wurundjeri Council is located at:

Abbotsford Convent,
1 St. Heliers Street, Abbotsford Victoria 3067, Australia.


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