Monthly Archives: October 2014

Using TV and Media to shift our perspectives on Aboriginal Australia.

When researching 93.7FM – the Koori radio Station’s – Facebook page. I discovered news of a new SBS TV series launching in November that addresses the divide between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Australians.  The series is co-created by Darren Dale – … Continue reading

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OCHRE Language and Cultural nest task force

Hi All! Its been great to look at the world of Australian Aboriginal languages on this blog. This just provides a small update on language and cultural nests for Gamilaraay, Gumbaynggirr, Bundjalung, Paarkintji, and Wiradjuri in their respective areas. Its very … Continue reading

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Learning English as an Additional Language or Dialect in Queensland Schools

Hi All, I thought for my posting I would share some incredibly useful resources that the Language Perspectives team (part of the Indigenous Schooling Support Unit, located in Cairns, Queensland) has developed or helped to develop. These resources are to … Continue reading

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Other Ways of Knowing

Since 1977 the Australian National University Press has published the Aboriginal History Journal. This yearly journal contains a wealth of historical and anthropological information. On page 343 of the 2010 edition – http://press.anu.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/whole51.pdf – there is a review by Iain … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Literacy Foundation

Found this great video (amongst others) while surfing the web – been reading a lot lately on the literacy of Aboriginal children and the programs in place to assist them develop academically. It is just amazing that these beautiful women … Continue reading

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Informative websites.

Hello, In addition to the information made available to me through my enrolment in LING 366, (UNE),I have been grateful for the informative news and information available on the following websites. 1.   “More schools to offer Aboriginal  languages”. http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au 2.  … Continue reading

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Australian National Anthem sung in Yugambeh

Here is a video of the Australian National Anthem being sung in the Yugambeh language, which is the language of the Ngarahgwal people (Gold Coast area). The anthem is sung by Tyrone Drahm and Alec Warner from the Aboriginal centre … Continue reading

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