DescriptionThe Wurundjeri Willum people have a strong connection to the land now known as the City of Whittlesea. They travelled the area in search of resources, fresh water, food and shelter; the Plenty River and many creeks offering various types of fish and birdlife. They held cultural ceremonies and conducted business and trade negotiations at sacred sites. Over 70 of these sites still exist in the City today, as well as many sacred ‘scarred’ trees. Some Aboriginal clans believe that they are represented by native animals or a ‘moiety’ system. The people of the Kulin Nation were both Waang (the Australian Raven) and Bunjil (wedge-tail eagle – the creator) people. Marriage was regulated by the moiety system. Wurundjeri clan law said that there could only be marriage between different moieties. This meant that a Bunjil man could only marry a Waang woman and a Waang man could only marry a Bunjil woman. This kept the genetic variation strong.