Acknowledgement of Country
At ValeVino we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land we are on, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong peoples of the Kulin Nation and pay our respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
A connection lasting more than 40,000 years
Aboriginal people have a deep and continuous connection to the place now called Victoria while aboriginal people have lived in the Maribyrnong River valley for at least 40,000 years, and probably far longer.
Maribyrnong is an anglicised version of the Aboriginal term ‘Mirring-gnay-bir-nong’, which translates as 'I can hear a ringtail possum'.
European settlement in Maribyrnong in the 1830s had a massive impact on Aboriginal people – decimating communities, displacing families and disrupting lives. And yet in spite of this, Aboriginal culture remains a dynamic force in contemporary society, contributing to the diverse and thriving inner west.
Should you wish to know more Maribyrnong City Council have a great resource giving an overview of the history and heritage of Aboriginal culture in the Maribyrnong and surrounding area. This can be found here.