Language

Written on the plots of Warraburra Nura are words from some of the languages spoken in the Sydney (Wa’ran) region. They encourage visitors to engage with the plants’ uses, the animals that thrive around them and the elements, to experience the garden as a means to connect to the natural environment and the Country we are standing on, Gadi Nura.

Bada ngununy dji

Bada – eat / Ngununy – food / Dji – Tea

Burudyara

Butterfly

Dawarang

Shield

Djirang

Leaves of trees

Gana duga

Gana – Smell / Duga – Forest or thick wood about a watercourse

Gilbanung

Grasshopper

Guganagina

Kookaburra

Guwing gura

Guwing – Sun / Gura – Wind

Ngalga

Look

Ngalga gunggung

Ngala – Look / Gunggung – Frog

Mumarri mumarra

Fruit

Ngara Duba

Ngara – Listen, hear, think / Duba – The ground

Ngara Gura

Ngara – Listen, hear, think / Gura – Wind

Ngurra marrayagong

Ngurra – Bird’s nest / Marrayagong – Spider

Wuruna

Go outside

Yanga wadi

Yanga – Do / Wadi – Wood

Waraburra Nura

Waraburra –  Happy Wanderer also name of Hardenbergia Violacea, Botany Bay tea or False Sarsaparilla

Nura

Place or Country

Yarra

Eucalyptus, gum-tree

Yuridyuwa

Sit near