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Aboriginal Birthing Tree

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Pollocks Road, Talbot VIC 3371

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  • Enormous tree around 700 years old
  • Used by the Dja Dja Wurrung people as a shelter for women giving birth
This Birthing Tree is a giant River Red Gum about 700 years old, with a girth of approximately 15 metres. Its hollow centre was used by the Dja Dja Wurrung people as a shelter for women giving birth. This tree is classified by the National Trust of Victoria.

This striking tree sits alongside Pollocks Road, Talbot and is a very short drive from the town.

A small sign stands before the tree, placed by the Midlands Historical Society, which displays the text: ABORIGINAL MATERNITY TREE.

Also of interest are:
  • Bull Gully Aboriginal Rock Wells, located close by in Daisy Hill. These wells are generally thought to be the best example of Aboriginal rock wells in Victoria.
  • Big Tree Park, Guildford is home to a spectacular, ancient River Red Gum thought to be somewhere between 500 to 1,000 years old.



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