Borrong gook – Lake Lorne – NAIDOC Week online trail

149–177 High Street and 51–59 Reserve Road in Drysdale.

Borrong gook in Wadawurrung language means ‘place of Brown Quails’.

Drysdale was a place of gathering, a place of plenty, a place of resting – with freshwater, saltwater and many other places that provided food, medicine, fibres and other resources.

Lake Lorne was where the Wadawurrung people, Traditional Owners of this land, took shelter and sourced their food and medicine. Bark from the stringybark trees was used to make capsules for babies. Today, there are still a variety of plants and grass.

Follow the Lake Lorne Mindfulness Walk around Lake Lorne and enjoy the beautiful surrounds. This walk was developed in conjunction with VCAL students from Saint Ignatius College in 2017.

This is site 19 of the NAIDOC Week 2020 online trail.

Source: Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, Knowing Your Place 3222: Lake Lorne Mindfulness Walk

Page last updated: Thursday, 24 March 2022