Category Archives: Language Revival

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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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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Keeping the Gunditjmara language alive

In Victoria, there is not much happening in regards to preserving Indigenous languages as most of them became extinct when the Europeans invaded. With that said, it is quite inspiring to hear and read about a musician named Corey Theatre … Continue reading

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NoongarPedia

Here’s a link to the NoongarPedia site, which comes under the aegis of Wikipedia: https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/nys/Main_Page The site is live, although not yet formally launched. It contains material in English and Noongar, which is the language of the south-west of Western … Continue reading

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Teaching Indigenous Languages in primary schools

Hi everyone, I thought I’d share these news articles which relate how some primary schools have introduce their local Indigenous language and is taught to all children of the school and town. Even though Indigenous Language in Education is in … Continue reading

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Yuwaalaraay gaay- Gamilaraay garay

Throughout my studies of this unit I have found that the school I am currently working at as an SLSO (Walgett Community College- Primary School) to provide me with a wealth of knowledge and resources relating to the language spoken … Continue reading

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