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Looking for food at Kuarka-dorla - This Place


A young girl dressed in a t-shirt with Aboriginal flag design (black bar at top, red at bottom and yellow disc in middle) stands with an elderly man dressed in red shirt and fur cloak in front of a seascape.
Indigo Harrison and Bryon Powell (Photo courtesy of ABC)
19 Feb 2020

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:

Bryon Powell takes us on another tour across Wadawurrung country. A young Indigo learns how to look for food like her ancestors at Kuaka-dorla, now known as Anglesea on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.

Atop Bongerimennin, now known as Flagstaff Hill lookout, Bryon shares an important story about how the land was created by two strong warriors from the dreaming.

Borombeet is now known as Lake Burrumbeet, just out of Ballaarat. In the old people’s time it was a place of significance because it was a constant source of water, rich in resources such as food and medicine. Now it is a large recreational area for boating, fishing and camping.

Wadawurrung country stretches from the mountains to the sea. It includes hills, rivers and grassy plains,creeks and coasts and includes modern towns such as Werribee, Geelong and Ballarat in Victoria.

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For more information, visit This Place.

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