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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: 27 ITEMS FOR CATEGORY Miscellaneous

Aboriginal English [aus-x-aeq] see all Aboriginal English
Source: VACL
Useful one-pager documents about topics including language revival, protocol, linguistic terminology, spelling and pronunciation, and Koorie English.
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Bunuba [bck] see all Bunuba
Source: Bunuba Cultural Enterprises
Jandamarra led resistance against the invasion of his people’s land in the late 19th century. This website presents modern stage play performances based on Jandamarra’s life, with use of the Bunuba language. The site also has a section on Bunuba language including map, and article Warrior’s language of resistance.
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Darug [xdk] see all Darug
Source: Dharug Dalang
Facebook Community page accompanying the Dharug Dalang website for learning the Dharug language.
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Ganai/Kurnai [unn] see all Ganai/Kurnai
Source: VACL
Catalogue of books (dictionaries, stories etc), maps, CDs and more, covering a large number of Victorian languages. See also the Resources tab for further information and advice etc.
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Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay [kld] see all Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay
Source: Yuwaalaraay Language Program/John Giacon
Dictionaries and a range of links and learning materials for Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay.
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Narrungga [nnr] see all Narrungga
Source: Mobile Language team / University of Adelaide
This page consists of a bibliography of about 35 language resources for Narrunga, from the early 19th century until now.
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Noongar [nys] see all Noongar
Source: Cath Trimboli
TV-based (on NITV) language learning resources for young children learning Noongar. Click on links to find out about episodes. Search the web for samples on YouTube etc and DVDs for sale.
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Source: Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company
In a world first, Aboriginal actors performed Shakespeare in the Noongar language. Yirra Yaakin was invited by the Globe Theatre to translate Shakespeare’s sonnets into Noongar and present them on the Globe stage as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad Festival.
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Taungurung [dgw] see all Taungurung
Source: VACL
Catalogue of books (dictionaries, stories etc), maps, CDs and more, covering a large number of Victorian languages. See also the Resources tab for further information and advice etc.
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Tiwi [tiw] see all Tiwi
Source: ABC/Andrew Denton
Interview with Ted Egan, the Administrator of the Northern Territory. Ted speaks about how he learnt Tiwi from Aloysius Puantulura. Is Ted the first non-Aboriginal executive to speak an Australian language? (Sir Douglas Nicholls was the Aboriginal Governor of South Australia and was a "Dja Dja Wurrung, Wotjoboluk, and Yupagalk man" [http://www.vaeai.org.au/timeline/1901.html]).
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Warlpiri [wbp] see all Warlpiri
Source: ABC / Aboriginal Interpreter Service
The ABC, with the help of the Aboriginal Interpreter Service (NT), is trialling an Indigenous language News Service in Warlpiri and Yolngu Matha. Two ABC news bulletins are recorded each weekday. The daily bulletins can be heard on this page, with recent bulletins on SoundCloud, and on some Indigenous radio stations.
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Wiradjuri [wrh] see all Wiradjuri
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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Woi wurrung [wyi] see all Woi wurrung
Source: The Age/Orietta Guerrera
Article (December 7, 2005) about the launch of Aboriginal Children’s Choir, who sang songs in Woiwurrung compsed by Wurundjeri elder Joy Murphy.
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Yolngu [aus-x-yoq] see all Yolngu
Source: ABC / Aboriginal Interpreter Service
The ABC, with the help of the Aboriginal Interpreter Service (NT), is trialling an Indigenous language News Service in Warlpiri and Yolngu Matha. Two ABC news bulletins are recorded each weekday. The daily bulletins can be heard on this page, with recent bulletins on SoundCloud, and on some Indigenous radio stations.
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Yuwaalaraay [aus-x-yuq] see all Yuwaalaraay
Source: Yuwaalaraay Language Program/John Giacon
Dictionaries and a range of links and learning materials for Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay.
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Many languages or language not specified
Source: ABC
The ABC’s portal page for Aboriginal topics, includes daily rotation of news items, message board, special topics, language map.
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Source: ABC
ABC articles on Indigenous languages. Regularly updated feed with links to the latest articles from ABC News.
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Source: Greg Dickson/Crikey
The author chooses 10 moments where Indigenous languages have captured the nation’s imagination. Many links to related web pages.
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Source: ABC
The ABC’s Aboriginal arts and culture program presented by Daniel Browning. Some stories cover language topics, such as this episode on Jack Buckskin teaching Kaurna.
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Source: Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project/SOAS
ELAR holds collections of language documentation, including many Australian languages, including Warlpiri, Wanyjirra, Gija, Mawng, Yan-nhaŋu, Golpa, Kayardild, Kuku Thaypan, Awu Alaya, Wik Ngathan, Wik Mungkan, Umpila, Kuuku Ya’u, Kaanju, Umpithamu, Morrobolam, Mbarrumbathama, and AUSLAN (Australian Sign Language). On the Home page, click on Australia in the regions under Browsable collections. Some materials have restricted or negotiated access.
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Source: PARADISEC/University of Sydney
List of common questions such as "What is the meaning of placename X?" with answers and links to other resources. Part of the Transient Languages and Culture blog. Note that most of the links are no longer working.
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Source: ABC/Thea Halpin
To help improve health for Aboriginal people, the Central Australian Health Service is developing a smartphone app to deliver health information in languages.
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Source: AIATSIS
Outlines AIATAIS’ activities and resources for Australian languages.
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Source: State Library of NSW
The Rediscovering Indigenous Languages project is making archival collections of the State Library of New South Wales accessible. The site features historic word lists, records and other documents relating to Indigenous languages across Australia. You can search by community name or using a map.
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Source: National Library of Australia
Pandora is an archived collection selected by the NLA to provide long-term access to culturally important websites. Since so many websites about Indigenous languages have come and gone over the years, you may find a useful website among the approx 1500 archived websites returned by a search for ‘Aboriginal languages’. The collection began in 1996, but several of the websites only go back to the early 2000s. See also the Indigenous languages page.
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Source: National Library of Australia
The NLA holds an increasing amount of digitised materials. This link represents the results of a search for online resources for Aboriginal languages, finding 165 items (as at 10 June 2015) of varying relevance.
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Source: Claire Bowern / ABC
Robyn Williams interviews Claire Bowern, who talks about why languages can become endangered and why it matters, drawing on examples in Australia, where every Indigenous language is endangered. [audio and transcript]
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Source: Australian Government
This review addresses the role of broadcasting services, with several references to language and cultural transmission.
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Source: ABC
Search ABC resources through this new educational portal. The ABC is increasingly working with Indigenous people to co-produce resources including for and about languages. Use the search box to search, for example, for ‘Aboriginal languages’, which results in over 900 links to resources within the ABC’s website.
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Source: ABC Science
Article summarising Claire Bowern’s research indicating that 12 different languages were spoken in Tasmania, whereas previously there had been thought to be one or two. Claire’s abstract can also be viewed at the Proceedings of the Royal Society website.
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