Category Archives: Traditional Knowledges

Bundjalung Our Way

Here is a review of a good old-fashioned print book, crowd-sourced and locally published this year here in the Northern Rivers of NSW : here in Bundjalung jugun (jagun), Bundjalung country. The book is titled “Our Way Stories” and it contains … 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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Here’s a link to the NoongarPedia site, which comes under the aegis of Wikipedia: 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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The Dreamtime.

The dreamtime in its entirety will never be completely understood when viewed through the lens of the English language. Dreaming is connected to spiritual ancestors of the old time which includes majestic stories detailing the world and its creation. Learning … Continue reading

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‘Jerra Bundoola’ told by Thooritgal in Ulladulla

In the Reading Room at the State Records Centre I viewed some microfiche of original documents. The document posted in this blog is a renowned mythic tale Jerra Bundūla related by Thooritgal, who speaks the Ulladulla language. This handwritten sample … Continue reading

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Developer registers kunanyi domain name.

Recently Tasmania caught up with the rest of the country by finally implementing a dual place name policy, as I blogged about here. In an edit of that post I linked to a news article reporting that the Tasmanian Aboriginal … Continue reading

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