Dreamtime stories feature Thrombolites

During the International Year of Indigenous Languages we are highlighting an ABC initiative that looks at the meaning behind place names.

During the International Year of Indigenous Languages we are highlighting an ABC initiative that looks at the meaning behind place names.

The Thrombolites in Lake Clifton in WA are thought to be one of the first life forms on earth and the Noongar people know the area as the Woggaal Noorook.

As part of ABC’s ‘This Place’ project George Walley and Frank Nannup share how the Thrombolites hold a significant place for the Noongar people in their Dreamtime stories, and explain how the local waterways were created.

‘This Place’ invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to create a short video about a place name, and the story behind it.

George Walley (left) and Frank Nannup talk about the Thrombolites in WA.

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