Welcome to Taungurung Country the first people of the Rivers and Mountains.
Long ago in this joyful place Taungurung people travelled to the high country in the summer season. The stream provided fish, water birds and fresh water for drinking. The bush is home to possum’s, kangaroo’s, wallabies, lizards and snakes. The branches and bark was used to build their huts for sleeping place and the many grasses on the country were made into baskets and Stringybark was twisted then made into dilly bags (for their possessions) made by the women. They would carry this bag around the neck. Taungurung men made spears, boomerangs, clubs and axe-heads from the bush. The men of the tribe did the hunting for large animal food which they used spears and boomerangs to kill.
The flints were used as sharp knives to remove the possum skin and make cloaks for which the tribe used for the winter season. The men would carve from trees, bowls for carrying food and water and shields for fighting. Taungurung women gathered wild berries, tubers, seeds and water; put them in a bowl and brought them back to camp. The tribe would bring joy to the camp with dances on ceremonial ground.