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Boorp Boorp Boondyil Exhibition

Boorp Boorp Boondyil invites people to share in Djaara stories and teachings, one of the world’s oldest continuous living cultures.

This permanent cultural exhibition will take you on a journey of learning about Djaara culture and connection with Country.

Boorp Boorp Boondyil (passing knowledge to our children) is a name gifted to the project by local Dja Dja Wurrung senior Elder, Uncle Rick Nelson who was instrumental in the exhibition’s creation. It is pronounced ‘Boorp’ as in ‘torpedo’ and ‘Boondyil’ as in ‘book’.


The exhibit will provide residents and visitors with an opportunity to walk through an interactive space, where they will learn the history of the area, including the story of the Eagle, the Bat and the Crow, the Creation Story of the Dja Dja Wurrung in the Mount Alexander region, as well as important cultural lessons about living on Country and bush foods and medicine.


• Experience a virtual ‘Welcome to Country’ ceremony
• Get interactive and discover Dja Dja Wurrung language and Djaara stories and teachings
• Connect with nature and learn about bush foods, medicine, waterways and weavings


The exhibition will be on display from November 2022

Castlemaine Visitor Information
Market building, 44 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine
Free entry: Open 7 days a week
9am – 5pm (except Christmas Day)


This is a story my father told me. It’s hugely important
pass it on to our children, and our children’s children”
– Dja Dja Wurrung Elder, Uncle Rick Nelson.