Dreaming story: the emergence of the different Aboriginal languages

Gumbaynggirr Elder Ken Walker tells us a Dreamtime story of his people.

This story has been passed down for generations and tells how the different Aboriginal languages emerged. We are told how a common ancestor imposed different languages on the people as a punishment.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this story may contain images and voices of deceased persons.

Footage from the film Stories from the Bagga Bagga. Contributed by Gary Cattanach from Nambucca Heads High School published in 2016.