Lismore local, Binnie O’Dwyer invited Margaret Sharpe to come to a language workshop in Lismore in April, held at Thelma James’ Bundjalung café ‘Gunnawannabe’. Roy Gordon and other Lismore Elders had a valuable input to the day, welcoming everyone and advising on language matters.
Margaret has worked on the many dialects of Bundjalung language and . . . → Read More: People get together to learn Bundjalung language!
Gary Williams and Anna Ash travelled to Stradbroke Island to attend the 12thAustralian Languages Workshop, hosted by the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Queensland and held at their Moreton Bay Research Station. Thanks Felicity Meakins and Myf Turpin for a fabulous weekend of interesting linguistics and yarning up.
Gary and Anna . . . → Read More: 12th Australian Languages Workshop held at Stradbroke Island
FirstVoices training participants at Muurrbay in 2011.
On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, Gathang community members gathered to celebrate the launch of a new web portal dedicated to the revitalization of their Indigenous language. Media were invited to attend the event, which took place at 2 p.m. in Room AG 03 in the General Education . . . → Read More: Gathang language is now live online!
Where do the names for animals and things come from? Someone at some stage made a decision: we’re going to call this animal a platypus. Actually is was during the late 18th century: from Greek platupous ‘flatfooted,’ from platus ‘flat’ + pous ‘foot.’
So being that it’s an Australian animal, what was it called . . . → Read More: Dhanggati – A Living Language
From the Nyamibiin Gaggalnyarr Juluumnyarr Collection – Artist is Aunty Emily Walker
Nyamibiin Gaagalnyarr Juluumnyarr – Women from the Sea & the Mountains.
A collection of artworks in felt created by Gumbaynggiir artists, with Swiss Artist Margrit Rickenbach, are exhibiting at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative.
Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts’ 21st . . . → Read More: Gumbayanggirr Art Show in Sydney: Nyamibiin Gaagalnyarr Juluumnyarr
In 2007 Lillian Eastwood from the Guraki Aboriginal Advisory Committee of City of Newcastle Council consulted Muurrbay linguist Amanda Lissarrague outlining the possibility of incorporating local languages from Warrimay (Gathang) and the language from the Hunter River – Lake Macquarie for a public artwork commissioned by the Honeysuckle Development Corporation, Newcastle.
This sculpture designed by . . . → Read More: Worth Place Park – Honeysuckle Newcastle 2009
The language teaching resource Mayalambala is now available electronically, thanks to a collaboration between Muurrbay and Sydney Aboriginal Languages and Computing’s Cat Kutay.
Mayalambala bush scene
Mayalambala is an innovative teaching resource that supports the teaching of Aboriginal languages. It consists of three background posters ‘In the Bush’, ‘At the Beach’ and ‘At Home’, . . . → Read More: Mayalambala teaching resource available online
Congratulations to Arlene McInherney who has won second prize in the RNLD Award for Creativity in Indigenous Youth Language Projects for: Nyiirunba Gulaman: book about plants which uses the Gathang language, from central-mid north coast of New South Wales. Arlene studied the Gathang language at Port Macquarie TAFE this year. The prize winners come from . . . → Read More: Gathang student in RNLD Award for Creativity in Indigenous Youth Language Projects
Muurrbay and the Yaegl Elders are pleased to announce the launch of the Yaygirr Dictionary and Grammar at Maclean TAFE, this Friday August 3rd at 11am.
Please contact Muurrbay. Congratulations to all involved and thanks to the Australian Government’s Indigenous Language Support program. Copies available from Muurrbay, email your order to MRALCAdmin@westnet.com.au
For many years . . . → Read More: Launch of Yaygirr dictionary and grammar
The Dhanggati Language Group with support from Muurrbay is currently engaged in researching Dhanggati placenames in the Macleay: those currently in use e.g. Yarrahappinni Mountain (a corruption of yarra yabani koala rolling); those not in use e.g. Baralbalayi (Anderson’s Sugarloaf Mountain); and developing new names for new infrastructure.
This includes a submission to the NSW . . . → Read More: Proposed Dhanggati name for new bridge