The concentric rings of the Dja Dja Wurrung seasons represent a never ending cycle, as each new year it is reborn. All colours are all things, drawing on the importance of water, land, plant life, the animals, and the people and our connection to each other. The wedge in the circles is a symbolism of “Closing the Gap”, an aspiration to eliminate the difference between Aboriginal People and wider Australia, as well as the disruption in the fragile structure of our ecosystem since European arrival and our commitment to heal this together going forward.
In times of plenty, we celebrate together and good food is shared. There is a season for all things which guides how we live. We invite you to join the Dja Dja Wurrung and the wider community to nurture and fulfil your Murrup (spirit) together on Djandak (Country).
Plants and animals are indicators for the seasons, some examples of this are the barramul (emu), murrnong (yam daisy), wai-kalk (wattle), gurri (kangaroo), lawan (mallee fowl), warrap (cod) etc. These examples are all essential foods and fibres for the Dja Dja Wurrung People, something that links in with the Bendigo region’s past, present and future.