Moorool Biik – Red Earth, Place where the Wide Waters Meet
The gum leaves represent the land of the Wurundjeri people, the area that Mooroolbark sits. The word ‘Wurun’ in Woi Wurrung language means ‘Manna Gum Tree’. The word ‘Djeri’ means the ‘white grub the lives in the tree’ – ‘Witchetty Grub’.
Bunjil the Eagle is the Creator Spirit and one of two moieties for the Kulin Nation. The other is Waa the Crow, the Keeper of Wind and Water. The two moieties are represented overlooking the gathering place that is depicted by the centre circle – the circle signifies Mooroolbark College and the meeting place in which people come to gather knowledge.
Bunjil’s wings take the form of an M representing Mooroolbark and the land below. The U shapes represent people sitting and listening to the knowledge holders, their Elders – teachers. They are surrounded by red earth – ‘Moorool Biik’.
Wide waters come from each direction to the ‘place where the wide waters meet’. The waterways signify the creek systems that surround Mooroolbark. Travel symbols along these trails represent the students and their journeys to this gathering place, it also represents their journey once they leave school with their life into adulthood.
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