Warun Bush Tucker Garden

The Indigenous Trail

This site now homes the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens and the surrounding Urangan area holds much significance for the Butchulla people.

This area was used as a camping site (Warun) by my people.

As a Butchulla elder, I welcome you. The landscape in Urangan and right across Butchulla country tells the story of my people. Through a deep understanding of country, we have survived here for thousands of years; we hope to pass on some of this knowledge through this bush tucker garden.

Ngalmu galangoor Biral and Biralgan bula nyin djali!
(May all our good spirits be around you throughout the day.)

Wanya nyin yanman wanai djlnang djaa.
(Wherever you go, leave only footprints.)

Auntie Joyce Smith
Butchulla Elder
November 2014

Wild Raspberries, Lemon Myrtle and Midyim Berries are just some of the traditional aboriginal foods to be found at the new Warun Bush Tucker Garden in Hervey Bay.

Butchulla Linguistics: Joyce Bonner

Artwork: Conway Burns

62-92 Elizabeth Street
Urangan, QLD, 4655