First Waterholes / Kayapkeeling

Finalist in:

Best Middle School (Years 7–10) Animation


Years 7–8


SharingStories Foundation

Production company / school / institution

Heywood & District Secondary College, Vic.


First Waterholes / Kayapkeeling tells the Gunditjmara creation story of how the waterholes were created in the western districts of modern day Victoria. This story touches on the values of sharing resources and a community who make no exceptions for greedy acts, told from the perspective of the youth, proudly in the Gunditjmara language.

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