Monthly Archives: May 2012

Talking Country – Worla

This video is a story told in the Worla dialect of the Ngarinyin language by a deceased Worla man, with an accompanying translation in English by a Worla Woman, Rebecca Sampi. Ngarinyin is part of the Worrorran language group, which … Continue reading

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Travelling the land of endangered languages

Spoken Here: Travels among threatened languages by Mark Abley (2004) Mark Abley is a travel writer who has here written about endangered languages in a way which is accessible and wonderfully readable. He has done his homework on language extinction, … Continue reading

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Australian Indigenous languages helping those in Canada

Just as in Australia, Canada has numerous indigenous languages that are not found anywhere else in the world. In this article, Lester-Irrabina Rigney, an Aboriginal Professor and visiting fellow to the University of British Columbia from Flinders University, remarks how … Continue reading

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Koori Court

The Koori Court emerged from recommendations made from the RCIADIC (Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody) It has been created under the Magistrates Court Act of 2002. The Koori court system is an alternate option for processing Aboriginal defendants. … Continue reading

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*Awabakal Language Revival *

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An Introduction to the Awabakal Language – Alex Arposio (Published by Arwarbukarl Cultural Resource Association Inc 2009) This blog is dedicated to the late Alex Arposio and his brilliant work on the revival of the Awabakal language. I was fortunate … Continue reading

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Time to read the obituaries.

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Aboriginal Song and Dance from Bamyili, NT

Below is a link to a clip of song and dance from Bamyili, a remote Aboriginal settlement in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. The clip was recorded back some time ago in the 1980s, and is a brief reflection of the traditions … Continue reading

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