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Aboriginal Language Education and Their Identity

In topic 9, we talk about Aboriginal languages in education and when researching the importance of not only teaching these languages but also teaching in them to indigenous children, I wanted to learn more about the way in which the … Continue reading

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Keeping Noongar language strong through songs

Kaya! Hello! I would like to start by giving an overview of the Noongar language. Noongar is the official language of the Aboriginal people in the southwest region of Western Australia. The language is also known as Nyungar, Nyoongah, Noongar … Continue reading

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Local communities banding together for language revival.

http://muurrbay.org.au/ Muurrbay is a regional language centre supporting seven Aboriginal languages along the NSW coast from the Central Coast (about 1 hour north of Sydney) up to the border of Queensland.  They started when elders of Gumbaynggirr, near Nambucca Heads, … Continue reading

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The educational importance and preservation of language through oral history and song.

I wish to show how music can represent the best way of preserving language and also how it can be used to educate future generations whether it be used in a traditional or contemporary manner.   My first example is … Continue reading

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Revitalising the language of the NSW South Coast

When researching the language groups of the NSW south coast area, I came across a very interesting story on ABC OPEN. This link https://open.abc.net.au/explore/205813 provides a short article about the efforts of Aboriginal elders of the NSW South Coast in … Continue reading

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Say G’day

I came across this invitation by the State Library of Queensland for Queenslanders to learn and use a greeting from their local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language during NAIDOC week in 2017. The aim was to “help raise awareness … Continue reading

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How Fast A Language Can Change!

I stumbled across these clips while looking at some information on Dyirbal, an Aboriginal language from Queensland. They very briefly explain how languages shift and change over time, using Dyirbal as an example, as it was a strange case in … Continue reading

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