Leanganook: His teeth - 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.

High above the ground stands Leanganook or Mount Alexander which means ‘his teeth’. We learn of the cultural significance of this place from Dja Dja Wurrung man Trent Nelson who shows us where the young men’s ceremonies were held with the nearby Taungurung people and of ‘Bunjil’, the Wedge-tailed Eagle and creator spirit.

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