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August 2016 update

Another 75 items have been added to the Virtual Library, bringing the total number of items to over 500, representing over 150 languages ... read more

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RESULTS: 14 ITEMS FOR LANGUAGE Darug

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Source: Australian Museum (Val Attenbrow)
Includes Aboriginal place names around Sydney Harbour and Botany Bay, Clan names and language groups
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Source: Ezreena Yahya / Honi Soit
General article about language revival across Australia, with special mention of Woolgoolga High School in North Coast NSW where all year 7 students learn Gumbaynggirr, and at Chifley College in Western Sydney where students can learn Darug; in both cases noting positive outcomes for Aboriginal students.
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Source: Australian National Dictionary Centre
Background information and list of words taken from Australian languages (including the Sydney language, Kamilaroi and others) into English and many other languages.
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Source: Dharug Dalang
Facebook Community page accompanying the Dharug Dalang website for learning the Dharug language.
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Source: Richard Green
A site developed by Richard Green, a Dharug songman, for teaching his language Dharug. Contains wordlists and phrases with audio, and a Dharug version of Advance Australia Fair,.
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Source: Richard Green / University of NSW
This website implements the teaching paradigm developed by Richard Green, a Dharug songman, for teaching his language. Includes vocab with audio pronunciations.
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Source: Hannah Hollis, Laura Murphy-Oates/NITV news
The Mt Druitt Indigenous choir sang at Circular Quay on Survival Day (January 26th) 2016. The page has videos with choir members singing popular songs translated into the Dharug language.
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Source: City of Ryde
Various historical evidence and perspectives on the life of Woollarawarre Bennelong. This page has a range of words used by the Port Jackson people (called here ‘Eora’, or ‘Darug-Eora’) - some are names of people, others are words from the language(s).
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Source: Al Jazeera
A detailed film report by Al Jazeera on the history of the destruction of Aboriginal languages, the story of those surviving, and the efforts of people to revive their languages. Features speakers of Darug (a particularly impressive contribution by Richard Green), Arrernte (John Cavenagh), Gumbaynggirr (Michael Jarrett), Pitjanatjara and others.
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Source: Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR), SOAS
William Dawes’ notebooks of 1790-91 on the Sydney language (also known as Dharuk or Eora). High quality images; new interactive transcription with pop-up notes and concordance. Also includes information on Patyegarang, bibliography and links to other Sydney language resources, teaching programs, and audio in Dharug from Richard Green.
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Source: Richard Green
Richard Green, a Dharug community member and language teacher, has been instrumental in the reclamation of the Dharug language. In this paper, Richard describes his personal history and relationship to his language, his initiation of teaching it in schools, and about his teaching resources and methods.
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Source: ABC
An ABC film about reviving languages and the sometimes uneasy relationships between Aboriginal people and linguists. Hosted by Lorena Allam and with contributions from Richard Green (speaking Darug), Alkira Aldridge, Mal Fine, Rob Amery and John Hobson.
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Source: Richard Green
Richard, a teacher of Dharuk at Chifley College in Sydney, tells a story in Dharuk about the loss of country; and in English and Dharuk about the name of the language.
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Source: Jacinta Tobin / Sandra Lee
Welcome to Country (welcome to Macquarie University) performed by singer Jacinta Tobin and Sandra Lee, two elders from the Darug community of Sydney.
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