The billabong is the keeper of Australian’s ancestral stories. Its freshwater has helped sustain indigenous culture to this day. Billabongs are made where the rivers part. They fill seasonally, breathing life into Australia’s arid landscape. Rivers have found wound their way across the country 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 and continue to meet. Join Margo Neale, Madeleine Madden, Tim Flannery and Carl Inkamala as they explore the significance of Australia’s sacred pools.