This is a song in Yorta Yorta, the language of one of the Aboriginal Communities. It cannot be translated word for word, however, research shows it’s a song about a goanna, the ‘choo’ is shooing the goanna away. The word ‘goanna’ is the English name for the animal, it was their closest approximation of the name Aboriginals used for the animal. It is believed that this song originates from Torres Strait Islanders. –

Watch as we sing and play our instruments to this song.