Djinda Midariny

Year – 2023

Story from – Ballardong Noongar Country

Filmed on – Whadjuk Noongar Country

Told by – Kerry-Ann Winmar

Directed by – Gary Hamaguchi and Brooke Collard

Djinda Midariny is a story about a young Noongar man who was a very good dancer – one of the best ever. He was so good that other Noongar men got jealous and wanted to hurt him. To protect the dancer, his family sent him into the sky and he became the Djinda Midariny (Eastern Star). You can still see him there today. The Eastern Star flickers at night time because he is still dancing. Aunty Kerry-Ann shares this story from Kaata Koomba (Kings Park) in Perth. Kings Park is an important ceremonial and cultural place for Whadjuk Noongar people.

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