Thursday, August 20, 2009
The Whittlesea Heritage Program this week celebrated NAIDOC week with an event inviting people to explore the Scar Tree Trail at RMIT Bundoora West Campus which is home to six scar trees, which are registered under the Aboriginal and Torres Islander Act. Three as canoe trees and three as food implement trees. The Scar Tree Trail celebrates the historical and cultural significance of the indigenous trees located on Bundoora Campus.
"Scarred trees are rare and are reminders of the resource harvesting techniques practiced by hundreds of generations of Aboriginal people. The scars on this trail provide an insight into the lives of the Wurundjeri people...and represent a manual for sustainable use of resources relevant to the present day.." Wurundjeri Land Council.