Cathedral Ranges by Nicholas Lawson

What Country are you standing on?

To know which Country you are standing on is to work out which direction the water in creeks and rivers flow. For instance along the Great Dividing Range when it rains and you see the water flow north then you are on Taungurung Country. However, if the water flows south to the ocean then you are on Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung Country. This is what I have been told all my life from my mother – Aunty Judy Monk-Slattery. Now Shane is passing this knowledge on to the next generation.Told by Shane Monk – Taungurung Traditional Owner

Taungurung Country encompasses the area between the upper reaches of the Goulburn River and its tributaries north of the Dividing Range. From the Campaspe River to Kilmore in the West, eastwards to Mount Beauty. Benalla in the north and south to the top of the Great Dividing Range, our boundaries with other Aboriginal tribes are respected in accordance with traditional laws.

Aiatsis Aboriginal Language Map

AIATSIS Aboriginal Language Map

This is AIATSIS' Aboriginal Language map of Australia. It shows the general locations of the many traditional Aboriginal language groups. You will find Taungurung just north of the Great Diving Range (indicated by a red line) in central Victoria.

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Proposed area for Traditional Owners Settlement

This map is of the proposed area for a recognition and
settlement agreement under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010. It shows the current RAP area and the areas under negotiation.

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Mt Buller

Significant Taungurung Sites

Taungurung country takes in many well known landmarks across central Victoria. Read more about their significance to Taungurung culture.

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