The significance of the waterways to Wangal people - 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.

Wangal people know Sydney as the place of eel Dreaming and before it was known as the Parramatta River, the waterway was called Burramattagal. From trees that protected Aboriginal children from snakes to the first contact with Europeans, join Uncle Jimmy Smith in a tour of Sydney's significant parks and waterways.

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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