Mooroolbark College
Mooroolbark College
Mooroolbark College
Mooroolbark College
Mooroolbark College
Mooroolbark College
Mooroolbark College

Mooroolbark College

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.

Simone Thomson 

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Our paper Fine Art Prints are meticulously printed to order through Upstream Colour in Northcote, Melbourne. Your print will arrive in acid-free sleeves safeguarded in protective tubes or envelopes.

Please allow ten to fourteen business days from the time of ordering to receiving your print within Australia. Please allow four weeks for international postage. You will receive an email and tracking number when your print has been despatched. 

Need care and delivery info on our original pieces?

Our original pieces are part of our spirit. They are are created with pieces of ourselves and our sacred cultural knowledge. We take the transporting of such special creations very seriously, therefore all originals are firstly wrapped in layers of foam wrapping before several layers of bubble wrap. The pieces are then fitted into customised cardboard boxes and labelled with fragile stickers. They are then placed into the hands of the experts and transported to their new home. 

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