How Looern and the Swan Sisters gave us granite - 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 Wathaurung people of Victoria share a fascinating creation story with their neighbouring tribal groups. Here, Wathauring man Barry James Gilson tell us how Looern, in his efforts to eat the Koonawarra swan sisters, helped create the vast granite formations seen across much of Victoria.

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