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Burringurrah, the runaway boy - This Place

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Head and shoulders shot of Aboriginal man with greying beard and wearing a blue checked shirt. In the background is an arid and ochre coloured landscape.
Burringurrah Custodian Charlie Snowball (Photo courtesy of the ABC)
6 Nov 2019

For thousands of years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been naming places that were sacred or important to them.

This video is part of an ABC produced series named This Place. It tells the story behind one of these special places.

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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For more information, visit This Place.

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