Gunditjmara Community

Program Overview

Community Group/s

Gunditjmara Nation


2017 onwards


Gunditjmara Country

Final work

Kayap Kiling: The First Waterholes
Multi-touch Book: 2024
Animation: 2024
Teacher Resources: 2024

The Gunditjmara people from south western Victoria began working with SharingStories Foundation in 2015. To support community goals, programs have worked towards protecting cultural heritage sites and supporting connection to Country. In 2015-2016, SharingStories facilitated sharing and learning through a digital storytelling program between cultural custodians from the Gunditjmirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation and Heywood and District Secondary College students who produced wonderful creative interpretations of the knowledge shared.

Over the next two years, the Gunditjmara are :

  • releasing the multi-touch book, Kayap Kiling: The First Waterholes
  • releasing the Kayap Kiling: The First Waterholes creation story animation
  • producing educational resources to support the teaching of First Nations perspectives

Community Uncle Daryl Rose (Senior Custodian/ Storyteller), Uncle Damein Bell (Senior Custodian/ Production), Tyson Lovett-Murray (Cultural Custodian/ Production), Steph Tashkoff (Education), and Joel Wright (Translation).

Delivery partners:

Delivery Partners - Gunditj Mirring
Delivery Partners - BDSC
Delivery Partners - Heywood
Delivery Partners - VACL
Delivery Partners - Vaeai