The History of Churchill Island

The History of Churchill Island

Churchill Island is a beautiful little island that has been frozen in time. Essentially attached to Phillip Island, Churchill Island has an abundance of history dating back some 40,000 years. Churchill Island and Phillip Island are part of the homelands that the Yallok Bulluk People of the Bunurong/Boonwurrung clan. The Yallok Bulluk people would come to Churchill Island for shellfish, fish, small marsupials, and mutton birds. There was also ochre at Churchill Island, which is…

The history of Phillip Island

The history of Phillip Island

The human history of Phillip Island dates back thousands of years, to the Bunurong people. While the island may be most famous today for its feathered residents – the Little Penguins – the time since European settlement has seen many changes made to the island. Indigenous History For thousands of years Phillip Island has been part of the lands roamed by the Bunurong people, the coastal to inland indigenous people of Australia. The Bunurong called…