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MELBOURNE UNITED 19/20 INDIGENOUS JERSEYS

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Designer

Mandy Nicholson

Story

The jersey represents the Traditional Custodians of Narrm (Melbourne) – the Wurundjeri people – the land on which the Club plays its games at Melbourne Arena.

The jersey features designs within flowing lines, inspired by Berak's (William Barak's) paintings and shields.
This aspect of the design highlights Wurundjeri’s different layers of Country; Biik-ut (Below Country), Biik-dui (On Country), Baanj Biik (Water Country), Murnmut Biik (Wind Country), Wurru Wurru Biik (Sky Country), and Tharangalk Biik (Forest Country above the clouds - Bunjil's home).

The iconic Melbourne United 'M' shows these flowing lines as well and is bordered by the 'circled flowing line' which is representative of the mountain ranges bordering Wurundjeri Country to the north.

The circles represent water flowing down from the mountains into Port Phillip Bay, connecting it to Wurundjeri’s Creation Narrative of how the Birrarung (Yarra) was created by unlocking the mass of water locked in the mountains.