What do you know about the story of Djillong (now called Geelong)?

What do you know about:
    • Djillong's contact history between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people?
    • how Aboriginal culture evolved and is evolving in Djillong?
    • relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Djillong today?


This website is a work in progress. It invites you to explore these questions and in doing so:

  • to build your knowledge and respect of Aboriginal people in Djillong (Geelong)
  • to share what you learn with others
  • to help forge respectful relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Djillong (Geelong).


Djillong is a joint initiative between the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative and the Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group.

The name "WATHAURONG" (wathawurrung or wada warrung) is a recognised tribe, it consisted of 25 groups (clans). The boundaries of Wathaurong are from Geelong (Victoria), North to Werribee River, North West to Bacchus Marsh, South West to Cressy, South East to Colac, East to Lorne & North back to Geelong encompassing the Bellarine Peninsula. 


The development of this website was supported by seed funding from the City of Greater Geelong Community Grants Scheme.