The Bunjil

Bunjil the creator

The impressive architecture and the name, Bunjil Place, were inspired by stories of Bunjil (also referred to as ‘Bundjil’) by our First Nation’s people.

These are extremely special, parable-like stories about Bunjil, the ‘creator’.

Though each tribal group has their own special relationship with and stories of Bunjil, there are themes that connect the City of Casey to the Bunjil story across our traditional owners the Boon Wurrung, Bunurong and Wurundjeri peoples, such as referencing Bunjil as the creator spirit that carved man from the land (or clay).

There are also elements that are specific to each First Nation’s group that embed the story firmly into the vernacular of each tribe such as the species of eagle and the local topography Bunjil may inhabit.

The City of Casey acknowledges the unique stories of all traditional land owners.