Monthly Archives: March 2012

Book: The Red Chief

I have just finished reading the book called ‘The Red Chief: As told by the last of His Tribe’ by Ion I Idriess.   A small book, being of only 246 pages, but one that has opened my eyes to … Continue reading

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Preservation of Mudburra Language NT

It is apparent that there is a push in the Northern Territory at some level to preserve the traditional languages. This news clip (see link below) discusses the release of a new book for children written in the Mudburra language. … Continue reading

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Endangered languages, and what we lose when they disappear

Wade Davis has an interesting video on TED that shows very clearly what we all lose when a language is lost. Our languages encode our own take on or way of looking at the world. As we have seen in … Continue reading

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Investigating indigenous languages in Australia

This video is brought to us by the University of Melbourne with Dr. Rachel Nordlinger and host Jennifer Cook. They discuss the importance of Australian languages and touches on the relationship between Australian languages and the Australian continent itself. It … Continue reading

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Coding cultural riches: Investigating indigenous languages in Australia

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Linguist Dr Rachel Nordlinger discusses how Australian Aboriginal languages are researched and how particular indigenous tongues grow at the expense of others as communities migrate. Presented by Jennifer Cook

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Bloodland

Bloodland is a play currently running at the Adelaide Festival. The play is a work from the Bangala Dance group so has both dance, dialogue and music and was first performed in Sydney. The play is set in a Yolgnu … Continue reading

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WIDENING THE GULF

A study, published by the Guardian and reported on in the National Indigenous Times, (14/12/11), found that in Australia ‘Black’ offenders where 44% more likely to be imprisoned for driving offences than white offenders, 38% more likely for public disorder … Continue reading

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