550 Bourke Street acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this land, the Wurundjeri and the Bunurong peoples, and recognises their ongoing connection to land, waters and community.
We pay our respects to the First Australians, and their Elders past, present and emerging.
The Wurundjeri and Bunurong are two of five clan groups who are collectively known as the Kulin Nation, and lived in the area we now recognise as south-central Victoria. It is believed that over 30 languages were spoken in Victoria when the region was colonized in 1835.
Melbourne has always been an important meeting place for the people of the Kulin Nation, and location for social, educational, cultural and sporting activities.