Glen Eira’s Early History

The Boonerwrung* are Indigenous Australians of the Kulin Nation and were the first inhabitants of the area that now makes up the southern and south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, which includes the municipality of Glen Eira.

Information on the Indigenous people of Glen Eira is available in the related content section below.

(*Also referred to as the Bunurong, Bunwurrung, Boonwerung, Bunurowrung, Bururong and Boon Wurrung)


North Central Catchment Authority, Kulin People Central VIC Aboriginal Heritage Fact Sheet

Presland, G., First People, The Eastern Kulin of Melbourne, Port Phillip & Central Victoria, Museum Victoria, 2010