merri creek

ABOUT MERRI CREEK

Top view of the Merri Creek

Merri Creek flows about 60 km from Australia’s Great Dividing Range through Melbourne’s northern suburbs to join the Yarra River in Abbotsford.  At the time of white settlement, the creek belonged to a clan of Woiwurrung speaking Wurundjeri-willam, led by a clan head named Billibellary. The Merri Merri Creek, as it was known originally, was surveyed in April 1839 by Thomas Henry Nutt. Nutt was one of two surveyors appointed to assist Robert Hoddle survey of Victoria. The name Merri is believed to mean “stony.” (source: Darebin Heritage)

This creek also provided Aboriginal people with many of the essentials of their day-to-day lives including water, timber and bark for building shelters, plant life for food and medicinal purposes and animals for food.

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional and ongoing custodians of the Merri Merri and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise that sovereignty has never been ceded.

More information about Merri Creek can be found here: https://mcmc.org.au

To join the Friends of Merri Creek and support the important work they do to help rehabilitate the Creek, click here: https://www.friendsofmerricreek.org.au

 

 

ABOUT OUR TEAM

Merri Creek Kid is a family that has been touched by the magic of the Merri Creek. It is also a place we regularly visit to relax and spend time together as a family. Our family wanted to give back to the creek that has provided us with so much and have begun our journey as the Merri Creek Kid. We are passionate about everything that is eco-friendly and aim to contribute to the local community and this beautiful creek that helps sustain local life.

I love Merri Creek sign

SHOP

It’s no secret that we love our local creek, as do thousands of people (and dogs!) and we are passionate about ensuring its future as a thriving environmental and recreational haven for generations to come. To give back to the place that has given us so much we have a created a range of products that celebrate this local creek. Our products are designed to be sustainable, reusable, high quality and Australian made (where possible). We also provide $1 from every product being donated to the Merri Creek Environment Fund.

Shop from our wide range of products inspired by this beautiful local creek!