Category Archives: Education

Gunggari Language, Mitchell QLD

In 2014 I had the opportunity to work in Mitchell, a small town in Western Queensland. I was the principal of a small Catholic school. I worked with a number of teachers, students, support staff, parents, community members and parish … Continue reading

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Maintaining Arrernte – A Place For Language Hi everyone, The website, Apmere Angkentye-kenhe or, in English, ‘a place for language’, is a resource for those interested in learning Central/Eastern Arrernte, a language spoken in Central Australia. It is a telling source for those studying Australian language … Continue reading

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Kriol to English Lexicon

Hi everyone, I am very interested in Creoles so I decided to find something on the aboriginal Creole ‘Kriol’ that I could share. The Australian Society for Indigenous Languages (AuSIL) has been supporting indigenous languages in Australia since 1961 and … Continue reading

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Dharug Language for Primary School Students

An important aspect of language maintenance and revival is familiarising more people, especially children, with the language in question.  To this end, it is valuable to introduce schoolchildren to the Aboriginal language(s) of the area where they live, if the … Continue reading

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Lost language of Boandik Indigenous people revived in traditional possum fur cloak

In this article you will read about Brooke Joy who has studied and speacialised in the Bunganditj language. The language was once spoken fluently by Boandik people, during the 20th Century the language gradually fell from use. Brooke is keen … Continue reading

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Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages

I have recently come across the website for the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (Vaclang, for short), found here. This website is a great resource for almost anything to do with the languages of Victoria. It has: Links to language … Continue reading

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Our Country, Our Voices – Guardian Australia

The Guardian Australia website has posted a series of articles on Indigenous languages under the title ‘Our Country, Our Voices’. The articles cover numerous topics of interest to LING366/566 students including the importance role of languages in regards to cultural … Continue reading

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