A Wadawurrung Dja, Mount Buninyong and Mount Elephant Dreamtime Story – Shipping Container

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Step into local Wadawurrung Artist, Jenna Olaker’s creative immersive display of the Wadawurrung dreamtime legend story of Bonan Youang (Mount Buninyong) and Terrinalum (Mount Elephant). Jenna has fully transformed a shipping container into an indigenous sensory and immersive experience depicting the Wadawurrung Dja, Bonan Youang and Terrinalum Dreamtime Story.

Both Bonan Youang and Terrinalum are important cultural landmarks on beautiful Wadawurrung Dja. The story tells the tale of two strong warriors, and it is one that is such an important part of their rich culture and heritage. Wadawurrung dreamtime legend states that Bonan Youang (Mount Buninyong) and Terrinalum (Mount Elephant) argued with one another and when the two men began to become enraged, they then decided to challenge one another to a fight at a place called Pitfield, near Lismore. During this fight, each of the men had a weapon – Terrinalum wields a spear, whilst Bonan Youang brandishes an axe.

Inside the Shipping container you will be transported back to the Dream time story with an immersive visual and sensory experience.

Container is located at the Corner of Doveton and Sturt Street.

Content: City of Ballarat

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  • 25 & 26 May

9am–4pm

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405 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

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Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

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