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You learn name, you learn country and respect its history 

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Bunurong, Punniler panner and Yuin man Bruce Pascoe (Photo courtesy of ABC)

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:

 

When you think about the names of towns and landmarks in the area where you live, how many of them have Aboriginal names? And what do you know about the meaning of those names?

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