Rugged bushlands experience brand territory
The burnt orange colour of Rugged Bushlands directly references the dry and rugged nature of much of Victoria’s landscape. These are quiet and expansive places, steeped in the history of First Nations People.
The primary feature of this territory is the echidna. A hardy resident of these areas, whose favourite habitats extend from the dry grasslands in the east to the arid plains of the west. There is a sense of distance and remoteness in this landscape. The common pink heath is seen in the foreground as well as Mallee trees further afield. It is an explorer’s landscape – untamed and uniquely Australian.
The lines of the echidna's spines emerging from the grassland are a reference from the Parks Victoria Managing Country Together artwork ‘Meereeng’ by Gary Walker. In the original artwork, it symbolises good health and the blood that runs through all of us.
Sample list of parks that belong to the Rugged bushlands territory