Burringurrah, the runaway boy - 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.

Mount Augustus is the largest monolith in the world, 2.5 times larger than Uluru. The Wajarri people call it Burringurrah, named after a boy who ran away from tribal initiation. Elder Charlie Snowball tells the dreaming story.

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