Category Archives: Language Centres

palawa kani, the Tasmanian ‘composite language’

Recently I began following the Endangered Languages Centre on Facebook and after flicking through some articles on the page I found myself reading about the language palawa kani, which means ‘Tasmanian Aborigines speak or talk’. The language has been composed … Continue reading

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Our Land Our Lanugages report released- exciting times for Aboriginal languages.

As many of you may be aware by now the Our Land, Our Languages report was released earlier this week. The report is the result of the Nation Inquiry into Indigenous Language Learning which collected submissions from all over the … Continue reading

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Radio interview with the Chair of North QLD Regional Aboriginal Language Corporation, Troy Wyles-Whelan

ABC Far North QLD radio interview This is an interview aired on ABC Far North Queensland earlier this month (published 8th May 2012 on their website), with the Chairperson of the North Queensland Regional Aboriginal Language Corporation (NQRALC), Troy Wyles-Whelan. … Continue reading

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Intriguing Aspects and Preservation of the Yanyuwan Aboriginal Language in Australia

This video by Dr. John Bradley and Dr. Amanda Kearney from the Centre for Aboriginal Indigenous Studies at Monash University explore the intriguing aspects of the Yanyuwan language and community. One aspect is how language plays a important part of the … Continue reading

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Gumbaynggirr Language from north east NSW.

Gumbaynggirr language from North East NSW has been undergoing a strong revival initiated through Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative, and continued with a new language centre opening at Nambucca Head High School recently, young people such as Tyson Ferguson have been learning … Continue reading

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Dual place naming

A park in Kununurra has just received official dual place name status despite opposition from the local shire president. You can read the original news article here. I really wonder how much this shire president understands about Aboriginal culture if … Continue reading

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Gathang revitalisation and TAFE course

This article from the Manning River Times discusses the revitalisation of the Gathang language, resulting in a Gathang dictionary and TAFE course that is taught at Taree and Great Lakes. Gathang is the traditional language of the people known as the … Continue reading

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