Wurundjeri people spoke the Woiwurrung language. The Woiwurrung territory extended from north of the Great Dividing Range, east to Mount Baw Baw, south to Mordialloc Creek and west to Werribee River. Their lands bordered the Gunai/Kurnai people to the east in Gippsland, and the Bunurong people to the south on the Mornington Peninsula.
Notable Wurundjeri people at the time of British settlement include:
In 1863 the surviving members of the Wurundjeri and other Woiwurrung speakers were given 'permissive occupancy' of Coranderrk Station, near Healesville and forcibly resettled . Despite numerous petitions, letters, and delegations to the Colonial and Federal Government, the grant of this land in compensation for the country lost was refused. Coranderrk was closed in 1924 and its occupants again moved to Lake Tyers in Gippsland.
All remaining Aboriginal people of the Woiwurrung or Wurundjeri people are descendants from Jemima and Robert Wandin.(says Wurundjeri Elder, Ian Hunter) source: http://www.freshwater.net.au/wurundjeri/melbourne_aboriginal_hunter_lineage.htm the website also has several Wurundjeri Dreamtime Stories.
At the beginning of the twenty first century descendants of the Wurundjeri-willam look to their people's future. Joy Murphy Wandin, a Wurundjeri Elder, said:
The Wurundjeri gave the name to the Jindyworobak Movement
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