The goanna spirit on Anderson Sugarloaf Mountain - 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 Dhanggati name for Anderson Sugarloaf Mountain is Barralbarayi. It was a place where the men would take the boys for initiation. The goanna spirit still lives on Anderson Sugarloaf Mountain. Dhanggati elder Bob Smith shares the story with his granddaughter Shaylan.

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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