Country

 

Orienteering has at its heart the recreational use and enjoyment of large areas of forested land, on which we make our competition maps, set orienteering courses, and participate in this enjoyable outdoor activity.

For many thousands of years before our recent presence on these lands, the traditional owners lived in these forests and called these lands home. The area from roughly Creswick northwards is Dja Dja Wurrung country of the Djarra nation, southwards from Creswick including around Ballarat city is Watha Wurrung country of the Wathaurung nation, and further east towards Melbourne is Woi Wurrung country of the Wurundjeri nation.

Eureka Orienteers gratefully and respectfully acknowledges the Djarra, Wathaurung and Wurundjeri nations as the traditional owners and custodians of the lands on which we orienteer.

 

Aboriginal Country Map