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:

Yalinguth website




First Nations, Digital Innovation, Local History


Elders Advisory Group (Uncle Bobby Nicholls, Uncle Colin Hunter, Uncle Robbie Bundle, Aunty Rieo Ellis, Aunty Denise McGuinness), the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, Yarnin’ Pictures, Melbourne Community Indigenous Film Collective, MAYSAR, Charcoal Lane, RMIT University, University of Melbourne and Max Piantoni.


Creative Victoria, Vic Health, City of Melbourne, Public Records Office of Victoria, City of Yarra, Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Corporation, Charcoal Lane/ Mission Australia, MAYSAR, Mushroom Music Publishing

Project Date

2015 – Ongoing


Highly Commended for Digital Design in the Victoria Premier’s Design Awards 2022. First of its kind audio augmented reality app that utilises polyphonic storytelling and spatialised sound built within a game engine.

“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

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