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 connects 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 making a meaningful contribution to truth telling, healing and reconciliation.
Yalinguth trains and employed young First Nations people to record the stories of Elders. The result to date is an extensive collection of personal stories from 36 storytellers, about historic Gertrude St in Fitzroy which is the first location in the App. Stories will continue to be added, and further locations will also be developed over time.
The project has also been featured widely in the media as well as globally in the Atlas of the Future. To download the app and find out more:
“What a moving and incredible experience this is! @yalinguth have created something very special. This should be on everyone’s list.”
“It’s like Pokemon Go with a purpose!”
“A phenomenal effort!”
Yalinguth App users