We are the Pangerang (Bangerang) people. For thousands of years, we have belonged to this country.
In our language, Bullawah [bulla meaning two and wah meaning water] signifies the two suspension bridges crossing the river as well as the joining of the two rivers and the coming together of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Along the way, we share our culture, our ways of living and our stories with you.
On this this self-guided family experience you will snake 2.4km along the Ovens River discovering ancient Aboriginal stories, spirituality, culture, food, sculptures, interpretive signage, the Marmungun Rock and the Bush Tucker Garden.
Tan-dar-ra (come on, let’s get going): As you journey the trail, we invite you to share in our stories to learn more of how we lived here and the importance of country to our culture.
~ Uncle Freddie Dowling
The Bullawah Cultural Trail project was created to celebrate and share the ancient stories, knowledge and skills of our local Indigenous people.
To delve deeper into the Aboriginal stories along the trail scan the QR codes featured throughout the trail with the QR code Reader on your phone.
The Bullawah Cultural Trail is accessible for cyclists, all ages and abilities. Download the self guided walk brochure(PDF, 1009KB) here.
Did you walk the Bullawah Cultural Trail and would love to watch the films again? Watch them and discover more below;
The Bullawah Cultural Trail project was created to celebrate and share the ancient stories, knowledge and skills of our local Indigenous people. The project was funded by Regional Development Victoria’s Putting Locals First Program, the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure, North East Catchment Management Authority and the Rural City of Wangaratta.
It has brought together many Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and organisations:
- The Pangerang Ancestors
- Uncle Freddie Dowling
- Uncle Sandy Atkinson
- Uncle Wally Cooper
- Aunty Betty Cherry
- Uncle Eddie Kneebone
- The Rural City of Wangaratta
- The Bullawah Project Committee
- The Dirrawarra Indigenous Network
- Aboriginal Victoria
- The contributing artists – Anderson Hunt and Paul Blizzard
- The Green Army