Category Archives: Radio

Jaky Troy: awakening Australia’s sleeping languages

Chapter 3 of our textbook is a paper by Dr Jakylin Troy entitled Language Contact in Early Colonial NSW. Dr Troy is a linguist, and a Research Professor at Sydney University. Previously she was a Director at AIATSIS, and she … Continue reading

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Aboriginal language revival on Eyre Peninsula

Ghil’ad Zuckermann  is a Professor of Linguistics and Endangered Languages from Adelaide University who is currently attempting  to revive the language spoken on Eyre Peninsula, the Barngala people. These people welcomed him Professor Zuckermann is an advocate for  language revival as you … Continue reading

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ABC RN Media Report on ABC NT Indigenous language news bulletins.

  ABC Radio National’s Media Report has a segment on the introduction of the ABC Northern Territory Indigenous language news bulletins. ABC Presenter Richard Aedy interviews Derek Hunt (Yolngu Matha interpreter and newsreader in Darwin) and Christopher Smyth (Director of ABC … Continue reading

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Australian languages on radio national

I haven’t made a blog post for a while sorry but will write about the Our Land Our Languages report as soon as I can. In the meantime check out these discussion that have aired on Radio National over the … Continue reading

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Palawa Kani in the news

Happy NAIDOC week everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week of celebrations which will continue over the weekend. Before I head down to town for the local NAIDOC week march I would like to share a few links about … 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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Radio Plays in Yolngu Matha

There was a really great story on ABC Radio National’s AWAYE program on Saturday night about a project that the Aboriginal Resource Development Services Inc. (ARDS) is working on at the moment. It’s a series of 4 radio plays in … 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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Australian Greens on Indigenous language importance.

Ok, back to catching up on those bookmarked links… A while ago CAAMA did this interview with Lisa Hall from the Northern Territory Greens party. During the interview Lisa discusses the Greens approach to language policy in the NT and … Continue reading

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Yolngu Language Learning Resources

Following on from my last post about learning Yolngu through Charles Darwin University, here are some more resources for learning Yolngu at your own pace. The Aboriginal Resource and Development Services (ARDS) have a whole lot of books, tapes and … Continue reading

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