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Mutawintji: Place of green grass and water holes

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Aboriginal man in red shirt, blue jeans and a black cap sits on a rock ledge behind which are cave paintings. In front of him is a fallen log.
Michael ‘Smacka’ Whyman (Photo courtesy of ABC This Place)
2 Sep 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:

Barkindji man Michael “Smacka” Whyman takes us to this sacred place where ceremonies and initiations were held. Many different tribes came to this Country for these reasons. Mutawintji means ‘place of green grass and water holes.’

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For more information, visit This Place.

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