Category Archives: LING466 Blog Posts

Missing out on basic rights is not right…

Last week my kids were doing the NAPLAN tests at school, and I found the attached flyer in the bottom of their school bags (hence the reason it’s so crinkled). It struck me, that in a developed country such as … Continue reading

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Place names and Conflict over renaming of features

CURRENT DISPUTE FOR RENAMING FEATURES &  ATTITUDES TOWARDS ABORIGINALITY AND THE NON-EXISTENCE OF BUNDJALUNG TRIBE Submitted by Jude Ella, Ling 366  The name for Mt Wollumbin was discontinued on 10th June 2005. It was previously known as Mt Ivy or … Continue reading

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Essay on the Dhurga school language program

Anyone interesting in getting involved with the NSW K-10 Aboriginal Languages curriculum might find this story interesting. It’s an essay (which received Second Place in the 2010 Margaret Dooley Award) providing a perspective on the program from Jonathan Hill, a … Continue reading

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New online newsletter on indigenous bilingual education

Nick: Too late for your essays I know, but for those of you interested in keeping in touch with developments in bilingual education, the Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO) has published an online newsletter on indigenous bilingual education … Continue reading

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Arnhem Land archaeological find

Michele: This news story about the Jawoyn people may be of interest.

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The Politics of Dancing: issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Michele: I have copied below the abstract of an AIATSIS seminar given by Alisa Duff on 12th October. And I have copied the audio link too. Download The series can be accessed at “Dance is commonly portrayed as integral … Continue reading

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Australian Story

Cath: There was an extremely interesting Australian Story last night on Geoffrey Gurumal Yunupingu. It highlighted how much I have learnt from this course and made me wish that all of Geoffrey’s managers, pr people, etc could take this course … Continue reading

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