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Learn Boon Wur­rung

Time Out (Melbourne) - - CITY LIFE -

Yana-bul ngargee-dha: You are danc­ing

We asked Boon Wur­rung el­der and lan­guage spe­cial­ist Aunty Fay Ste­wart-muir to share words that were once spo­ken in the coastal re­gion of Vic­to­ria stretch­ing from Wer­ribee River to Wil­sons Promon­tory.

“Dance is im­por­tant to Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple and tells sto­ries of ex­cit­ing events that oc­cur at a cer­tain time in their lives – hunt­ing, a child born. It also has a lot to do with where you live on coun­try.”

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