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.