‘Ngi-a-Gat Balit-Djak Yirramboi – Building a Very Strong Tomorrow.’
In an evening sky, Bunjil flies across a crystal moon staring out over country, his great creation. Stars fill the night with golden light, they are the old ancestors keeping watch over their people ensuring our culture is continuing and thriving, just as it has for thousands of years. The moon represents Merri Health’s commitment to shine a light on Reconciliation at all times of the day and night. Bunjil carries a gumleaf in his mouth. In the Woi-Wurrung language, the meaning of Wurundjeri means – ‘Wurrun’ meaning Manna Gumtree, and ‘djeri’ for the white grub that lives in the tree. The gumleaf represents Wurundjeri country and signifies Merri Health’s respect to its Traditional Owners in building meaningful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Bunjil’s reflection can be seen in the very rocky waters of Merri-Merri Yaluk – Merri Creek below. His reflection represents Merri Health looking inward and their commitment to Reconciliation.
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