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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.

Damaged by fire

This significant tree was unfortunately damaged by a fire in late 2021, caused by an unattended candle. 

Although the tree lost a limb due to the fire, it has survived and remains a significant example of an ancient Aboriginal birthing tree. 

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