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Yeng Gali Mullum singing at reconciliation event  

'Maroondah' is an Aboriginal word that means 'throwing' and 'Maroon' means 'leaves'.

The first inhabitants to the area were the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation at least 40,000 years ago. The territory of the Wurundjeri lies within Naarm, now know as the inner city of Melbourne, and extends north to the Great Dividing Ranges, east to Mt Baw Baw, south to Mordialloc Creek and west to the Werribee River.

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