GAWA Trail Markers

The Gawa Wurundjeri Resource Trail is part of the
Panton Hill Bushland Reserves System
Click here for more information on the PHBRS

The Trail is at 873 Eltham-Yarra Glen Road, Watsons Creek:

Gawa Trail MapHover over the map to enlarge.  You can see large images of the new Gawa plaques here

Plaque #0 (Welcome) WOMIN JEKA! — the Woiwurrung words for ‘Welcome’ The GAWA WURUNDJERI RESOURCE TRAIL offers you a burra
Tea Tree
Plaque #1 TEA TREE Kunzea ericoides Woiwurrung name: BURGAN The Burgan’s straight stems were perfect for spears used for hunting
Spiny Headed Mat-Rush
Plaque #2 SPINY-HEADED MAT-RUSH Lomandra longifolia Woiwurrung name: KURAWUN The leaves, inner bark, and root fibres of many shrubs, trees
Bracken Fern
Plaque #3 WOMBAT Woiwurrung name: WARENDJI Wombats sleep during the day in their long, multi-chambered burrows. Young men were sometimes
Wombat
Plaque #4 BRACKEN FERN Pteridium esculentum Woiwurrung name: the generic name for fern is BUYET The Wurundjeri used bracken fern
Victorian Chrismas Bush
Plaque #5 VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS BUSH Prostanthera lasianthos Woiwurrung name: CORANDERRK Coranderrk is a mint bush. The leaves were used by
Echidna
Plaque #6 ECHIDNA Woiwurrung name: GAWARN GAWA is a derivation of gawarn. The echidna may have heard you coming and
Watsons Creek
Plaque #7 WATSONS CREEK The creek’s Woiwurrung name was never recorded. The creek provided seasonal bounty for the clan. When
Manna Gum
Plaque #8 MANNA GUM Eucalyptus viminalis Woiwurrung name: WURRUN The large tree in front of you is a Manna gum,
Red Stringybark
Plaque #9 RED STRINGYBARK Eucalyptus macrorhyncha Woiwurrung name: WAYUT Stringybark was used for building shelters or willams. Bark was cut
Wattles
Plaque #10 WATTLES Acacia Silver wattle (Acacia dealbata) Woiwurrung name: MUYAN Black wattle (Acacia mearnsii) Woiwurrung name: GARRONG Blackwood (Acacia