Birian Balunah: Birthing of the Rivers - This Place

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Description 'This Place' is a partnership between the ABC and First Languages Australia inviting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to create a short video about a place name, and the story behind it. Share with ICTV with support from the Community Benefit Fund.

The Gold Coast hinterland is a great vantage point to take in the east and west, but it also is the setting for a Yugambeh story. The Wanungara story gives life to the landscape, speaking to us of the formation of this country’s magnificent waterfalls, lush rainforests, ancient trees and natural beauty through the spirits of the landscape. The story explores the deeper nuances of respecting Elders, valuing family and being truthful and honest. Under the guidance of Senior Yugambeh Elder Patricia O’Connor, Paula Nihôt project officer with the Yugambeh Museum, tells the story of the Queen and her daughters who created this place.

The 'This Place' project invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to create a short video about a place name, and the story behind it.

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