Traditional Owners of the land on which Westgate Park is situated identify as members of the confederate Kulin Nation, and speak both Woiwurung and Boonwurrung languages.
Knowledge from Boonwurrung Elder Benbow, suggests that this section of the Yarra formed part of a land connection between Victoria and Tasmania and was prime hunting ground for early communities 12,000-13,000 years ago.
The area in which you’re standing is ACFM’s regular meeting place for our monthly plantings with our conservation partner Westgate Biodiversity (Billi Nursery and Landcare).
Over the past 12 months, ACF Macnamara has organised a series of volunteer plantings in association with Westgate Biodiversity using a number of species that are largely native to this area.
Can you guess how many indigenous species have been planted in the park?
Feel free to make a stop at the toilets behind you and then follow the ribbons or the map clicking here. There is now a 3 min /260m walk to the Third Stop - The Sculpture Trail.