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RESULTS: 61 ITEMS FOR STATE/REGION NSW

Awabakal [awk]
Source: Miromaa Aboriginal Language and Technology Centre
A wide range of books, posters, games and other resources for learning Awabakal.
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Source: Arwarbukarl Cultural Resource Association
This website is the home for Miromaa software, created by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people as a database for gathering, organising, analysing and creating resources for languages.
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Bundjalung [bdy]
Source: Rick Cook / ABC
A short film where Rick Cook talks about the importance of language and shows some vocabulary boards in Bunjalung.
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Darug [xdk]
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: 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: Dharug Dalang
Facebook Community page accompanying the Dharug Dalang website for learning the Dharug language.
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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: 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: 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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Dhurga [dhu]
Source: New South Wales Government
See Learning from each school’s experience for case studies from Broulee, Brewarrina, Forbes North, Hillston, Lightning Ridge, St Joseph’s, Bourke, Bowraville, Dubbo, Lower Darling, Menindee, Parkes and Vincentia; many include students and teachers speaking or singing in language. [Classified under Dhurga althoug hthis is just one of many language represented]
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Source: Jonathan Hill
Essay in which the author describes the complex issues involved in teaching "a dead language". He advocates that every Australian student should learn an Aboriginal language.
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Eora [aus-x-eoq]
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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Gathang [kda]
Source: First Voices/Gathang Language Group/Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative
A collaborative and community-based effort to provide online resources for Gathang, the language of the Birrbay, Guringay and Warrimay people. Contains a browsable and searchable wordlist, and some games.
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Source: Michael Smith
The Kutthung, or Kattang, dialect was spoken amongst the Australian Aborigines living along the southern bank of the Karuah river and the south shore of Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia.
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Source: Jeremy Saunders
Jeremy Saunders talks about the importance of revitalising endangered languages, and his work teaching his own language Gathang..
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Gumbaynggir [kgs]
Source: Gary Williams / Dallas Walker / ABC
In this film, Gary Williams and Dallas Walker introduce themselves and sing the song Baabaga Birruganba Bularri. The page also includes the written lyrics for the song.
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Source: ABC/Fiona Poole/Gary Williams
Background to Gumbaynggirr of north-coastal NSW. Gary Williams is a Gumbaynggirr language teacher at the Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative. Includes a list of over 100 words and phrases in Gumbaynggirr, many with audio pronunciation.
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Source: Muurrbay
Muurrbay was set up in 1986 to support Aboriginal people, particularly Gumbaynggirr, in the revival and maintenance of language and culture. It conducts a range of workshops and other activities including teacher training and language teaching in schools. See especially the Publications section for some fine reference books.
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Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay [kld]
Source: Brooke Ferguson / John Giacon / Clare Manning / Elena Mujkic
Regularly updated blog for Gamilaraay teaching, language resources, and items of general interest such as songs, photos, video etc.. See also the main Gamilaraay/Yuwaalaraay website.
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Source: Peter K. Austin
An outline of the history of the research on the Gamilaraay language with a focus on some of the people who have contributed to its documentation from the 1830s to today.
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Source: Peter Austin and David Nathan
Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay comes from northern NSW, from around Tamworth west across beyond Moree. This is the first formatted hypertext dictionary published on the Internet.
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Source: John Giacon and David Nathan
Interactive multimedia resource for Gamilaraay and Yuwaalaraay. Includes searchable dictionary with over 2,600 entries, all including audio; 1000 spoken sentences, all transcribed, and linked to the dictionary; 44 songs and stories, all transcribed, and linked to the dictionary; various games.

Free registration and download (Windows only).

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Source: William Ridley/Project Gutenburg
Ridley’s 1856 volume available in plain text form.
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Source: John Giacon / LDC
A paper considering linguists’ roles, methods, and principles in language revival, largely based on John’s experience with Gamilaraay and Yuwaalaraay.
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Source: André Bosch
André Bosch created and recited this Gamilaraay version of ‘Waltzing Matilda’.
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Source: Peter K. Austin
A downloadable academic grammar, complied from historical sources, with introduction to the people and language, and notes on the closely related Yuwaalaraay and Yuwaaliyaay languages. Published 1993.
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Source: University of Sydney
This unit of study will provide students with a basic competence in speaking, understanding, reading and writing Gamilaraay sufficient to recognise and construct simple utterances in the language, and to understand its relationships with other languages.
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Source: Yuwaalaraay Language Program/John Giacon
Dictionaries and a range of links and learning materials for Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay.
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Malyangapa [yga]
Source: Peter Austin
Using intensively annotated data from Malyangapa, the paper describes the implementation of a database model in Shoebox to provide a hypertext exploration environment. [In order to download the paper you may need to set up a (free) account with academia.edu.]
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Source: Luise Hercus and Peter K. Austin
The authors propose a Yarli language subgroup consisting of Malyangapa, Wadikali, and Yardliyawara. These languages were spoken in the far north-west corner of New South Wales and adjacent areas in South Australia and Queensland.
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Paakantyi [drl]
Source: AIATSIS Library
Classical and comprehensive bibliography of books, serials and some electronic materials held by AIATSIS on the Paakantyi language. See also all AIATSIS language and people bibliographies.
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Sydney language [aus-x-syq]
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: 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, 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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Wiradjuri [wrh]
Source: Connie Ah See, NSW Ed Dept
The Wiradjuri Nation. Includes activities and materials for Wiradjuri to be used in the classroom.
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Source: Charles Sturt university
A course designed for graduates of the Certificate III in Wiradjuri Language. The course is also offered to students currently enrolled at CSU and to people who work with the Wiradjuri community. See also IKC400 Wiradjuri Culture and Heritage.
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Source: Charles Sturt University
CSU’s Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage is designed for graduates of the Certificate III in Wiradjuri Language. The course is also offered to students currently enrolled at CSU and to people who work with the Wiradjuri community. See also course details.
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Source: Charles Sturt University
The course provides skills to teach and use the Wiradjuri language in educational and community settings and to work with the Wiradjuri community in culturally appropriate and sensitive ways. The course covers the language, culture, heritage and history of the Wiradjuri nation, and awareness of the difficulties caused by centuries of colonisation, dislocation and dispossession.
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Source: Declan Rurenga/Daily Advertiser
Wiradjuri gibirr (man) Mark Saddler was one of the first 15 people to graduate from the new http://www.csu.edu.au/courses/graduate-certificate-in-wiradjuri-language-culture-and-heritage">Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage course at Charles Sturt University’s (CSU) in December 2015.
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Source: ABC Open Albury-Wodonga
Geoff Anderson and teachers Kerry Gilbert, Ron Wardop and Lionel Lovett tell about new acceptance of the Wiradjuri language and culture in the wider community, and language learning is shown in three Parkes schools.
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Source: ABC
Article about recognition and learning of Wiradjuri in central NSW. In the accompanying video, Geoff Anderson and teachers Kerry Gilbert, Ron Wardop and Lionel Lovett tell about new acceptance in the wider community, and language learning is shown in three Parkes schools.
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Source: Cheyne Halloran/Dr Stan Grant (Sr)/Dr John Rudder/Wiradjuri Study Centre
App containing Wiradjuri words and phrases, with audio. The contents are based on the resources produced by Dr Stan Grant (Sr) and Dr John Rudder.
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Source: Yindyamarra
Yindyamarra speaks a formal welcome in Wiradjuri (YouTube video).
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Source: Charles Sturt University/Others
Advance information about a forthcoming short film in Wiradjuri, with Frank Doolan, David Pheeney, Teela Reid, Uncle Stan Grant (senior) and others.
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Yaegl [xya]
Source: Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-op
Background information and a few resources for revitalisation of the Yaygirr/Yaegl language of north-coastal NSW.
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Yuwaalaraay [aus-x-yuq]
Source: John Giacon and David Nathan
Interactive multimedia resource for Gamilaraay and Yuwaalaraay. Includes searchable dictionary with over 2,600 entries, all including audio; 1000 spoken sentences, all transcribed, and linked to the dictionary; 44 songs and stories, all transcribed, and linked to the dictionary; various games.

Free registration and download (Windows only).

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Source: John Giacon / LDC
A paper considering linguists’ roles, methods, and principles in language revival, largely based on John’s experience with Gamilaraay and Yuwaalaraay.
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Source: Peter K. Austin
A downloadable academic grammar, complied from historical sources, with introduction to the people and language, and notes on the closely related Yuwaalaraay and Yuwaaliyaay languages. Published 1993.
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Source: Yuwaalaraay Language Program/John Giacon
Dictionaries and a range of links and learning materials for Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay.
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Yuwaaliyaay [aux-x-ywq]
Source: Peter K. Austin
A downloadable academic grammar, complied from historical sources, with introduction to the people and language, and notes on the closely related Yuwaalaraay and Yuwaaliyaay languages. Published 1993.
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Many languages or language not specified
Source: John Hobson
A language education site with many teaching resources and links. It is focused on NSW languages but has many widely-applicable resources and links.
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Source: NSW Department of Education and Training / NSW AECG
Extensive list of annotated resources including for NSW languages.
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Source: NSW government
Teaching and syllabus information for and from NSW schools. Click on Learning from each school’s experience for case studies and information from Brewarrina, Broulee, Forbes North, Hillston Central, Lightning Ridge, St Joseph’s, Bourke, Bowraville, Nambucca Heads, Dubbo, Lower Darling, Menindee, Parkes and Vincentia schools, some with students and teachers speaking and singing.
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Source: New South Wales Government
Practical advice and resources for Aboriginal language and literacy teaching. See also QALT.
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Source: NSW Government
Practical advice, resources and case studies for the teaching of Aboriginal languages in NSW schools. See also the many resources downloadable from this page.
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Source: NSW Department of Education
A set of newsletters produced from 2005-2010, to share news, stories, pictures and opinions amongst Aboriginal teaching teams in NSW. Althouigh it is no longer produced, there are many interesting stories and of course interesting history of developments in the field.
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Source: NSW Board of Studies
Assistance for schools in setting up Aboriginal language programs under the NSW K-10 Syllabus.
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Source: NSW Board of Studies
A 2003 document providing advice on designing Aboriginal languages programs and their assessment. [MS Word, 57 pages]
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Source: Gleebooks/Kim Johnston
See the Languages resources section for Gleebooks’ extensive list of titles for NSW languages learning resources.
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Source: NSW Department of Education and Training
Australian Government Quality Teacher Programme (AGQTP) project for schools starting Aboriginal language programs. Includes syllabus examples; downloadable teaching resources for NSW languages; audio on language protocols for consultation from Lynne Riley-Mundine, Hazel Rhodes and Clarrie Hoskins.
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Source: Kevin Lowe / Michael Walsh
A paper describing recent language revitalisation efforts in NSW and comparing them to those in California.
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Source: NSW Board of Studies / NSW Government
A bibliography and weblinks for resources on Aboriginal language programs.
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Source: University of Sydney
The program can be taken as a Certificate, Diploma, or Master’s. The Master’s program provides students with the knowledge and skills to implement the NSW Aboriginal Languages Syllabus from K-10, as well as to teach syllabi from other states and territories. Applications for 2016 close on 4 December 2015.
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Source: Kevin Lowe, New South Wales Board of Studies
Paper about the interaction between schools and communities, in regard to establishing language programs. Includes discussion about ownership and controls that Aboriginal communities seek over their languages. See also the abstract, which notes the author details.
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Source: Kevin Lowe / Anna Ash
Background to the rise of language revitalisation efforts in NSW, and the prominent role of the NSW Board of Studies in providing input and support.
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Source: John Hobson
This paper examines issues surrounding Indigenous languages revitalisation in NSW and strategies for increasing the number of Aboriginal language teachers in the state
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