The billabong is the keeper ofâ€¯Australianâ€™sâ€¯ancestral stories. Its freshwater has helped sustain indigenous culture to this day.â€¯Billabongs are made where the rivers part. They fill seasonally, breathing life intoâ€¯Australiaâ€™sâ€¯arid landscape.â€¯Rivers have found wound their way acrossâ€¯the countryâ€¯for countless millions of years and when the river changes course it leaves behind a billabong. It’s still connected to the river through the underground water that flows through the sand. The original pool, the billabong, was where First Australians gathered andâ€¯continue to meet. Join Margo Neale, Madeleine Madden, Tim Flannery and Carlâ€¯Inkamalaâ€¯as they explore theâ€¯significanceâ€¯of Australiaâ€™s sacred pools.
How Billabong is Australia’s Original and Oldest Poolâ€¯ | The Pool