Partner Organisations: Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, Melbourne Community Indigenous Film Collective, Yarnin Pictures, RMIT University, The University of Melbourne

Collaborators: Bobby Nicholls, Rob Bundle, Colin Hunter, Aunty Rieo Ellis, Denise McGuinness, Charley Woolmore, Zoë Dawkins, Pip Chandler, Chris Barker, Max Piantoni, Kate Cawley, Rebecca McLean, Janet McGaw & Jillian Walliss

Project Date: 2015 – Ongoing

About the Project:

Yalinguth (“yesterday” in Woi Wurrung) is an Augmented Reality experience, connecting audiences with places and stories told by Aboriginal Elders, activists, and community members. Yalinguth is expressed entirely through sound, accessible via a location specific mobile App. The experience will connect students, tourists, and the local community with important firsthand historical accounts, increasing people’s knowledge of the Aboriginal history of Victoria, with the aim of contributing to truth telling, healing and reconciliation.

Throughout the past few years we have partnered with Charcoal Lane/ Mission Australia to train and employ young people to record the stories of Elders. The result is an extensive collection of stories from 30 storytellers, about Gertrude St in Fitzroy which is the first location in the App. Stories will continue to be added, and further locations will also be added over time.

Project development has been funded through philanthropic foundations and in 2020 received additional funding from the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria’s Creative Activation Fund, announced in The Age in June. The project has also been featured globally in the Atlas of the Future.

To download the app and find out more, visit the Yalinguth website.

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