Our shire is a landscape rich in human history. The region is under indigenous custodianship of the Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples who have lived in the area for more than 25,000 years.
The Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people lived on the lands in and around the Yarra River and Maribyrnong watershed, which extended northwards to include the Macedon Ranges and the current towns of Gisborne, Hesket, Lancefield, Macedon, Riddells Creek and Romsey.
Dja Dja Wurrung tribes covered a very large area of central Victoria, including land around the present towns of Kyneton, Woodend and Malmsbury and the west side of the Campaspe River around Carlsruhe and Kyneton.
Taungurung tribes lived on lands that include the townships of Kyneton and Carlsruhe on the east side of the Campaspe River, and range through to Rushworth and Euroa in the north, extending east to Mt Buller.
The names of our local townships connect us to the Aboriginal story and traditional ownership; Barringo, Darraweit Guim, Jim Jim, Konagaderra Creek, Monegeetta, Willimigongon Creek and Wurundjeri Creek.
For more information, see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reconciliation