With NAIDOC Week less than a month away and the weather starting to warm up, now is the perfect time to extend your learning of Bayside’s rich Indigenous history by going on our Indigenous Coastal Trail.
The Boon Wurrung people are the Traditional Owners of the land that now comprises the City of Bayside.
The Indigenous Trail includes works from contemporary Indigenous artists as well as stories authored by N’arweet Dr Carolyn Briggs AM – Boon Wurrung Elder. The trail outlines the close relationship between the Boon Wurrung culture and the coastal environment, Bayside’s rich coastal history and the significant local flora and fauna still prominent today.
There’s 17km of foreshore, cliff tops and beaches to explore by foot or on a bike.
The Indigenous Trail signs and sculptures demonstrate the direct relationship Indigenous people have with the coastal environment. Art works include: The Barraimal (Emu) Constellation sculpture at Ricketts Point and The Ancient Yarra River with Bunjil’s eggs sculpture near Red Bluff, both by Glenn Romanis.
This year’s NAIDOC week is being held from November 8-15 and celebrates and recognises the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within their local communities. Get involved in NAIDOC Week at one of our fantastic online events.