Yaluk-ut Weelam Yalukit Wilam Yalukut
meaning ‘river home’ or ‘people of the river’ is a clan belonging to the Boon Wurrung people.
a gathering for celebration
Womin Djeka Mar-ran biik biik. Boonwurrung Nairm derp bordrupen uther weelam.
Welcome to my country, the land of the great bay of the Boon Wurrung people, our beautiful home.
On behalf of the Boon Wurrung, a clan of the greater Kulin nations, I welcome you to our land. Euro Yuroke – more commonly known as St Kilda – and its surrounds are special places, which continue to carry forward the spirit of our tradition. This land will always be protected by the creator, Bundjil, who travels as an eagle, and by Waang, who protects the waterways and travels as a crow.
As the spirit of my ancestors lives, let the wisdom and the spirit of generosity which Bundjil taught us influence the opportunities that may arise at this meeting.
Womin Djeka Mar-ran biik biik. Boonwurrung Nairm derp bordrupen uther weelam. Welcome!