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This Place - the story behind Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander place names

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'This Place' includes videos made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about a place name, and the story behind it. Across Australia, places are known for their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander names. But what do they mean? What's the story behind them?
 
From the name of a town or suburb; to a street or bridge; a creek or a bend in the river; mountain; landmark; outcrop; tree - place names are a starting point for sharing Australia's ancient history and cultures.
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following project may contain images and voices of people who have died.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. To listen to our Acknowledgement of Country, click here.