Miriwoong Welcome to Country





The interactive transcript could not be loaded.


Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Jan 20, 2015

IMPORTANT: The following video has been compiled for educational purposes only. This video must not be used as a substitute for an official, in-person, welcome to country in any situation or context whatsoever.

The land of the Miriwoong and Gajirrabeng people covers a wide area with Kununurra being the heart of Miriwoong land. From Molly Spring in the West, most of the mighty Ord River including parts of Lake Argyle and way beyond the Northern Territory border across Keep River National Park and up to the coast, the Miriwoong and Gajirrabeng people used to live in harmony with the land. Nowadays things have changed and many have moved into town or adjacent communities. MDWg regularly visits the outer communities and the people still living there, to talk about the old times and learn from the abundant knowledge of the elders. By the way, did you know that the word “Kununurra” does not mean “Meeting of big waters”? It is in fact one of the most widespread myths to lack any linguistic basis. The name is actually derived from the Miriwoong word Goonoonoorrang (alternatively Gananoorrang) which means ‘river’ – a perfect name for this place by the Ord River. (Source: Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring

  • Category

  • Song

    • Life In A Small Town - FirstCom
  • Artist

    • Carl Harms
  • Album

    • BBCPM031_Country Escape
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • AdRev for a 3rd Party (on behalf of BBC Production Music); AdRev Publishing


When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next

to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...