Monday, 12 February 2018

MELBOURNE AIR & WATER

The Yarra River or historically, the Yarra Yarra River, (Aboriginal: Birrarung, and Wongete) is a perennial river in east-central Victoria, Australia. The lower stretches of the river are where the city of Melbourne was established in 1835 and today Greater Melbourne dominates and influences the landscape of its lower reaches.

From its source in the Yarra Ranges, it flows 242 kilometres west through the Yarra Valley which opens out into plains as it winds its way through Greater Melbourne before emptying into Hobsons Bay in northernmost Port Phillip. The river was a major food source and meeting place for indigenous Australians from prehistoric times. Shortly after the arrival of European settlers land clearing forced the remaining Wurundjeri to neighbouring territories and away from the river.

Originally called Birrarung by the Wurundjeri, the current name was mistranslated from another Wurundjeri term in the Boonwurrung language; Yarro-yarro, meaning "ever-flowing".

This post is part of the Mosaic Monday meme,
and also part of the Through my Lens meme,
and also part of the  Seasons meme.

6 comments:

  1. Gotta love a mosaic that tells a story and I enjoyed reading a little bit of the Yarra's history, too.
    Happy MM, Nick.

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  2. Fun mosaic. I agree with Maggie, love the story. Happy Monday!

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  3. Very beautiful mosaic. Even the skyscrapers look beautiful in this setting!

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  4. Really interesting! Such a nice city mosaic of Melbourne too.

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  5. Love the water life in a city as big as Melbourne! Thank you for sharing these beauty images with All Seasons! Have a joyful week:)

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  6. Don't fall in the water - that fish might just gobble you up!

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