Contributed videos

Teachers and students around the country are participating in Marrin Gamu by sending us recordings of the song in their languages.

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Marrin Gamu Holy Family Primary School

Contributed by:  Holy Family Primary School, NSW, 3/4B

3/4B students singing Marrin Gamu in Wiradjuri

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree

Penrhos College Junior School – Marrin Gamu in Noongar

Contributed by:  Penrhos College Junior School Penrhos College, WA

All students from Years 1 to 6 have worked hard to learn the song Marrin Gamu, translated into the first language of our area, Noongar. Mr Kidd (Junior School Music Coordinator) arranged the backing track for the students to play, rather than use a pre-recorded track, so the students would have an extra challenge. The Year 3, 5 and 6 students have also learnt recorder parts on Descant recorders (Year 3 and 5) and Alto recorders (Year 6). Members of the Junior School Orchestra and Junior School Percussion Ensemble played the string and percussion parts for the backing track. Thanks to Mr Nathan Ducker for playing Didgeridoo, and to the Noongar students in the Secondary School and Ms Danielle Glucina for creating the wonderful sand art at the end of the video, and letting us use it. The girls had great fun learning all of the parts and recording it all.

Dhaga Wambuwuny

Contributed by: Wirradjuri Language Choir Parkes Public School, NSW

Stage 1 children singing Dhaga Wambuwuny

In Eidsvold binar Wakka Wakka language

Contributed by: Eidsvold State School, QLD

Students from Eidsvold P-12 State School combine Wakka Wakka words they have been learning in LOTE classes with English.

Gurang Marrin Gamu

Contributed by: Bundaberg East State School, QLD

Bundaberg East State Schools Year 3’s sing Marrin Gamu in Gurang language

Jabiru Area School song in Kunwinjka

Contributed by: Jabiru Area School

This is the children of Jabiru Area School. Year 1/2 students singing in Kunwinjka language. Students from the Jabiru Area school were involved in all areas of this video production

Kaurna Miyurna Song

Contributed by: Marion Primary School, SA

This video features children from years reception to seven singing the body song in Kaurna, the language of the Adelaide Plains. We remember and respect the work and dedication to the Kaurna language and culture of Uncle Stephen Goldsmith who recently passed away. In the background our Indigenous staff and students have painted stories using Aboriginal symbols.

Maya Gurri

Contributed by: Explore and Develop Artarmon, NSW

Explore and Develop Artarmon’s Senior Preschool performs the “Maya Gurri” song, as they have labelled it. We have enjoyed learning this during NAIDOC Week and performing it many times, e.g. for the Toddler children and for families in front of our campfire! The children in the Senior Preschool speak many languages and we are proud to be learning some words from a the local Dharug Aboriginal language.

Marin Gamu – Maitland Lutheran School

Contributed by: Maitland Lutheran School, SA

Maitland Lutheran School Marrin Gamu in Narungga

MOSHC sings the Body Song

Contributed by: MOSHC – Mundingburra State School, QLD

Mundingburra Outside School Hours Care (MOSHC) has multiple families who attend that are from the Torres Strait region. We consulted the families and they helped us translate, pronounce and film the song, as well as supplying some traditional boys and girls dress

Wandah Jageegun Jagun (Rise Up Beautiful Country)

Contributed by: Tamborine Mountain State School, QLD

Jingeri jimbelung! This video is Tamborine Mountain State School’s Thunderbird Choir version of the Australian Anthem in the Yugambeh language of our area. It is made with huge respect and thanks to the Elders, both past and present, who have allowed us to learn and sing their beautiful language. Our school Chaplain, artist and musician Leeton Lee features on the didgeridoo. We further demonstrate our respect in our new Indigenous choir uniforms, featured in several shots. Our choir students aged from 6 – 12 perform the Anthem at all important occasions in the school; and have been invited to sing the Anthem in Yugambeh at several up-coming community occasions, including a Commonwealth Games event. The Games mascot Borobi visited on filming day and has a starring role! We filmed our entry in our Indigenous areas of the school – the newly renovated school sign, the Yarning Circle, the Bush Tucker Garden and the Native Bee Garden. We also feature some of Tamborine Mountain’s stunning natural features as our backdrop.



Heads, shoulders, knees & toes in Kaurna

Contributed by: Balaklava Primary School, SA

Students say hello in Kaurna then sing heads, shoulders, knees & toes in Kaurna and English then goodbye in Kaurna & English




Contributed by:  pakana kitina After School Group, TAS

pakana kitina group performing rana-mana.


Marrin Gamu – The Body Song

Contributed by:  Tamworth South Public School, NSW

Year three Tamworth South Public School – Gamilaraay Language.


Ngana-anga KuKu – Our Language Matters

Contributed by:  Bloomfield River State School, QLD

Students from Bloomfield River State School sing the Marrin Gamu song in KuKu Yalanji, which is spoken on the Queensland East Coast between Cooktown and Port Douglas. The children are from the Wujal Wujal community.

Dillee Walloo

Contributed by: Woorabinda State School, QLD

Woorabinda State School P-6 perform the Marrin Gamu song in Ghungalu Language. All classes at Woorabinda State School have a cultural class each week with a community Elder. These classes include learning about local languages as well as animals, dance and local history.


Marin Gamu – Maitland Lutheran School

Contributed by: Maitland Lutheran School, SA

Maitland Lutheran School Marrin Gamu in Narungga

Menindee Preschool

Contributed by: Menindee Central School, NSW

Menindee Preschool Children singing in Paakantjii (local language)


Biya Narip

Contributed by: Reidy Park Primary School, SA

Reidy Park Primary School Year 6/7 students sing Biya Narip (Body Song) in Bunganditj language.


Dig it Dhurga

Contributed by: St Mary’s Primary School Moruya, NSW

Students in Year 1 and 2 learnt Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes in Dhurga the local language of the Brinja Yuin and Walbunga people. They were taught the song by Trish Ellis, the grandmother of two St. Mary’s students


Yuganbeh National Anthem

Contributed by: Rosie’s Early Learning, QLD

Rosie’s Early Learning children singing National Anthem in Yugunbeh language (local Indigenous language)

Peterborough Primary School, SA

Cammeraygal Singing

Contributed by: Willoughby Public School, NSW

Kindergarten students at Willoughby Public School sing the Body Song in Cammerayga

Peterborough Primary School, SA

Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes by St Joseph’s School

Contributed by: St. Joseph’s School, Laurieton, NSW

This is our Kindergarten class singing Heads, shoulders, knees and toes in the Gathang language of the Birpai Nation.

Marrin Gamu – Bargara State School

Contributed by: Bargara State School, QLD

Year 3A, 3B & some Year 4 Students at Bargara State School singing Marrin Gamu in Taribelang Language


Marrin Gamu by Mt Perry State School

Contributed by: Mt Perry State School, QLD

Mt Perry State School students performing the Marin Gmau song in the local languages of Taribelang and Wakka Wakka.



Ngarrindjeri Body Song

Contributed by: Port Elliot Primary School, SA

Our class is a Reception Year 1 class. Together we have been working with our Aboriginal Community Education Officer to support us in learning the Ngarrindjeri words for our song. Thank you for this learning opportunity. We have had so much fun with this process.


Marrin Gamu in Dharug

Contributed by: St Marys South Public School, NSW

Year 3 students from St Marys South Public School had fun learning this song as part of our NAIDOC Day celebrations this year.

Miyil Kuwarta

Contributed by: Tennant Creek Primary School / Tennant Creek High School, NT

Students from Tennant Creek Primary School and Tennant Creek High School worked together to translate and perform Miyil Kuwarta in Warumungu language.

Goora Gan

Contributed by: Goora Gan Steiner School, QLD

Students signing in Gurang language

Gowrie Song- Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes

Contributed by:
Gowrie Victoria Carlton North, VIC

We included children of all ages from our Early Childhood Education and Care Service to participate in learning a song in Woiwurrung language. Our service is situated on Wurundjeri land in Carlton North Victoria, therefore, we respectfully asked elders from the Wurundjeri Council for permission to use the words for the song “heads shoulders knees and toes”. This is one of the children’s favourite songs and we chose it because we knew they were familiar with it. It is not the song that has been suggested by the Indigenous song competition but we are very excited to be participating in our own special way. Brooke from the Wurundjeri council came and taught us the song and it was a great day of fun, celebration and learning for us all. Thank you for this opportunity. Parents Educators and Children from Gowrie Victoria Carlton North.

Marrin Gamu by Peterborough Primary School “Wadli” students

Contributed by:
Peterborough Primary “Wadli” students
Peterborough Primary School, SA

A fun video compiled by the R-7 “Ngadlu Igandha Wadli” students singing the body parts song in Ngadjuri language.

Menindee Children’s Centres Marrin Gamu

Contributed by: Menindee Children’s Centre, NSW

Language video Submission from Menindee Children’s Centre a remote western NSW pre-school, which is run by a community committee and offers an education program to children aged 2 to 5 Yrs of age.

The Body Song

Contributed by: Kerry Street Community School, WA

Language: Nyoongar

Kerry Street Kids sing the Body Song in Nyoongar

Marrin Gamu Song Competition video in Awabakal Language

Contributed by: Caves Beach Public School

Language: Awabakal

Children are are singing in Awabakal language.

Indigenous Languages Song Competition video

Contributed by: Augusta Park Primary School, SA

Language: Adnyamathanha

 Foundation – Year 2 students Singing in Adnyamathanha

Eidsvold Wakka Wakka

Contributed by: Eidsvold State School, QLD

Language: Wakka Wakka

Students at Eidsvold State School sing MArrin Gamu in Wakka Wakka language.

Gunggari Marrin Gamu

Contributed by: St Patrick’s School, QLD

Language: Gunggari

The year 4/5/6 class at St. Patrick’s School Mitchell translated the English version of Marrin Gamu into the local indigenous language of Gunggari with assistance from teacher Miss Amy Davis and teacher aide Sonya Martin using the Yugambeh Language App.

Body Parts Song in the Noongar Language

Contributed by: Winthrop Primary School, WA

Language: Noongar

B4 students from Winthrop Primary School sing the Body Parts Song in the local Noongar Language.

Ngiyanhi babirra

Contributed by: Narromine Public School, NSW


Wirajuri Language version of Marrin Gamu preformed by year 3, 4, 5, and 6 students.

TACCA’s Palawa Kani

Contributed by: Aboriginal Children Centre, TAS

Language: Palawa Kani

Children 2-5 years singing palawa Kani

Kaurna – Rama

Contributed by: St Mary Magdalene’s School, SA

Language: Kaurna

R-7 Students from St. Mary Magdalene’s School in Adelaide- South Australia, performing a Kaurna version of the body parts song. It also features parts of our school Indigenous Trail, which was created in collaboration with the school and wider Indigenous community.

palawa rrala liyini

Contributed by: Aboriginal Children Centre, TAS

Language: Palawa rrala

Marrin Gamu song competition

Miil bu Wudhabu

Contributed by: Thurgoona Public School, NSW

Language: Wiradjuri

This is our Aboriginal school community singing in Wiradjuri language. We have not done anything like this before. We all think it is great to learn about our culture.

Mi Penung (Yugambeh language)

Contributed by: Tamborine Mountain State School,QLD

Language: Yugambeh

This video is a tribute to the Yugambeh language of our area, made with respect and thanks to the Elders, both past and present, who have preserved this language for us to learn. Tamborine Mountain State School Year Ones, community representative and Indigenous leaders perform Mi Penung (based on Marrin Gamu) in the Yugambeh language of our area. This links well to our Indigenous programs already running at school, including Yugambeh Word of the Week. We filmed in our Yarning Circle in our Indigenous Garden; and near our Gunyah, built for NAIDOC week.

Penrhos College Year 2 – Noongar Language

Contributed by: Penrhos College, WA

Language: Noongar

Year 2 students from Penrhos College Junior School in Como, WA, found out the Noongar words for the Marrin Gamu song. It was interesting to learn these new words to discuss the importance of the first language to the culture and history of Indigenous Australians. They had a lot of fun learning and singing the song in just 2 weeks, and then videoing it in music class. The backing track was created and performed on the iPad app Garage Band by Junior School Music Coordinator, Mr Jason Kidd. Mr Kidd also filmed the girls performing the song. We had a lot of fun being part of the process!

Ngadhi Marrin (My Body)

Contributed by: Forbes North Public School, NSW

Language: Wiradjuri

Forbes North Wiradjuri Choir and a few of our indigenous students are singing Ngadhi Marrin (My body)in Wiradjuri. Our students are proud to live, sing and learn in Wiradjuri Country.

On Wathaurong Land

Contributed by: St Aloysius School, VIC

Language: Wathaurong

The Marrin Gamu song has been translated into the Wathaurong language by Uncle Dave Tournier. The primary students have been joined by the Wathaurong Children’s Choir for the performance and filming.


Stafford Cultural Singers

Contributed by: Stafford State School, QLD

Language: Torres Strait Language

Students from Stafford State School sing Marrin Gamu in a Torres Strait Language


Marrin Gamu by St Paul’s Year Five

Contributed by: St Paul’s School, QLD

Language: Turrbal

This is the entire Year 5 cohort at St Paul’s School singing Marrin Gamu in the Turrbal language


Alknge Irlpe

Contributed by: Yipirinya School, NT

Language: Arrernte, Warlpiri and Luritja

Primary school students from Yipirinya School in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, singing in three local languages of Central Australia. Students at Yipirinya speak a number of different languages at home. Many students are familiar with more than one Indigenous language, therefore we decided to learn the song in three of the main languages spoken in Central Australia and taught at the school. Students, classroom teachers and Indigenous language teachers worked together to translate and learn the song in Arrernte , Warlpiri and Luritja.


luwatina lyini rrala

Contributed by: Aborignal Children Centre, Tasmania

Language: palawa kani

3-5 year old children singing in palawa kani (Tassie blackfella language)



Contributed by: Bright P-12 College, VIC

Language: Dhudhuroa

The Marrin Gamu song in Dhudhuroa language – sung by Bright P-12 Year 9 Indigenous Language class

Marrin Gamu – Ardross Primary School

Contributed by:  Ardross Primary School, WA.

Room 7 (Year 2s) created a movie in which they sing and play instruments for Marrin Gamu. They sing the song in Noongar.

‘Noongar Boodjah Bodies’ [Noongar Country Bodies]

Contributed by: Dryandra Primary School, WA

Students from Years 1 to 6 at Dryandra Primary School perform a Noongar version of the Marrin Gamu song titled ‘Noongar Boodjah Bodies’ at various locations around our lovely school, including our Aboriginal flag and Aboriginal mural. Dryandra Primary School is also part of the ‘Noongar Songs in Schools Project’ through the Madjitil Moorna Noongar Choir with the vision of spreading a message of reconciliation and keeping language alive. Mrs Metcalf formally apologises for the any mispronunciations during the course of teaching the song to the students 🙂

On Awabakal Land

Contributed by: Plattsburg Public School

Students from Plattsburg Public School, NSW – singing in Awabakal.

Marrin Gamu in Narungga Language (Yorke Peninsula, South Australia)

Contributed by: Maitland Lutheran School

Maitland Lutheran School’s version of Marrin Gamu in Narungga

Gurang Language on Country

Contributed by: Central Queensland Languages Centre

Gurang children singing Marrin Gamu in Gurang on their country from Bundaberg East Primary School.

Moermoer Kanam

Contributed by: Clyde Fenton Public School, Katherine, NT.


Early childhood classes performing Moermoer Kanam in Rembarrnga language.

Marrin Gamu

Yugambeh students, Inala School.
Wiradjuri students, Parkes Public Schools K-6.
Nywaigi students, Townsville Community.
Warrgamay students, Townsville Community.
Kalaw kawaw ya students, Torres Strait Island Community.

Contributed by: First Languages Australia