Episode one provides an acknowledgement of Country. The images that accompany this provide students with a visual of the importance of the Lake Mungo area to everyone.
Acknowledgement of Country (1:14)
Warning – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following video may contain images and voices of deceased persons.
Ivan – [Ivan Johnston, Discovery Ranger, Mungo National Park] In our language when we welcome people out here, in my Paakantji language, we say (speaks in Paakantji). So, what I said then was, "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Country."
Sheri – Southern Cross School of Distance Education acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which this video is filmed. We pay respect to elders both past and present of the Mutthi Mutthi, Ngyiampaa and Paakantji peoples and extend our gratitude for their generous sharing of knowledge and expertise about the importance of this site of significance for all Australians.
List of sources and acknowledgements
- Acknowledgement. Southern Cross School of Distance Education acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which this series of videos were filmed. We wish to pay respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging – of the Paakantji, Ngyiampaa and Mutthi Mutthi peoples. We acknowledge their integral role in the production of these videos and express our gratitude for their deep generosity in welcoming us onto their country and sharing their knowledge and expertise. We recognise their tireless ongoing work to maintain and share this country, its significant sites and the deep and important history which it holds for all Australians.
- Acknowledgement. We wish to thank Ivan Johnston, Discovery Ranger, for his deep knowledge of the country and its history. Ivan gave unique insight into traditional lives during his tour of the Walls of China at Lake Mungo National Park.
- Narration. Voice over by Sheri Hennessy, Southern Cross School of Distance Education.
NSW Government Public Schools, Learning Systems, DART connections, Southern Cross School of Education. Virtual Excursions 2017.
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