There has always been a strong Aboriginal connection with the land that is now called the City of Greater Dandenong.
In the dreaming, Bunjil the creator made the land, the waters, the plants and the animals. He also made the people who have walked this land ever since the dreaming began and will continue to do so until the dreaming ends.
The City of Greater Dandenong has an Aboriginal history that stretches back before white settlement to the dreaming. History tells of the Aboriginal people moving off the missions and back onto this land after settlement. Their vision is of walking hand in hand into the future with all the people that now make up this city.
These pages will give you an insight into the past, the present and how we are working together with the local Aboriginal community to ensure a future where all people respect and acknowledge the original owners of this land and live in harmony with each other.