The Too-roo-dun Project aims to connect and unite Indigenous communities of south east Melbourne by working with seven Aboriginal organisations including
Winja Ulupna, Healesville Indigenous Community Services Association, Galiamble, Mullum Mullum Gathering Place, Willam Warrain, Casey Gathering Place & Baluk Arts
The project outcome will main objective is to create a group of large unique bunyips to tell local stories of Aboriginal mythology, re-imagine their places of residence and/or express contemporary stories of inner demons, monsters etc. The project will also reinvigorate Indigenous language place names and cultural connection through stories.
Too-roo-dun is a Boonwurrung word for Bunyip, and Bunyip is a word from Wathawurrung language.
Supported by the Australian Government's Indigenous Language & Arts, Gandel Philanthropy and the Mornington Peninsula Shire.