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Boandik Mraat Nunga Mirpawa - Boandik Country Nunga Program

BOANDIK MRAAT NUNGA MIRPAWA (Boandik Country Nunga Program in Boandik Language)

Mount Gambier's only locally produced dedicated Indigenous program.  

Join Matthew's journey discovering more about his Boandik heritage.

Yarns and stories on Boandik Country, history, significant sites, local Community members, Dreamtime stories, artists from across the country, health, National Indigenous Music Chart and news, plus many Martu Nareepara (good songs).

The Boandik Mraat Nunga Mirpawa presenters emblem is a contemporary view of the journey by Boandik Aboriginal man, Matthew Brookes.

The green of Boandik country, the sand strip so important during their summer food strategy and the blue represents the sea and the magnificent War War (Blue Lake).

The colour strips represent the productive land that the Boandik ancestors lived on and based their economic strategies.

The Boomerang symbolises Australia's oldest boomerang found on Boandik Country, over 10,000 years old.

The art highlights the longevity of over 1800 generations living here.

Both crossing into the sea where our Boandik Ancestors also lived prior to the sea coming in across Boandik Country and settling at the current coast line.

The six circles indicate the location of the important Dreamtime story of Craitbul and his family and the creation of the volcanic formations of the country.

The Red Tailed Black Cockatoo believed to be the tumanung  -  flesh totem of the presenters family line  -  Matthew.

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