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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: 7 ITEMS FOR CATEGORY Broadcast & media

Arrernte [aus-x-arq] see all Arrernte
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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Darug [xdk] see all Darug
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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Gumbaynggir [kgs] see all Gumbaynggir
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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Gurindji [gue] see all Gurindji
Source: Gurindji community members/Karungkarni Art
A Facebook community group page (‘just the start of this little language centre’) for Gurindji language, and for sharing resources and ideas for language at Kalkaringi/ Daguragu.
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Kriol and pidgins [rop] see all Kriol and pidgins
Source: Greg Dickson/The Conversation
Dickson notes that about 20,000 people speak Kriol, but it is rarely acknowledged. This very readable article gives the background to the language, argues for greater recogntition, and notes its recent emergence into the public sphere, including daily ABC news broadcasts, and a translation of Shakespear’s King Lear by Tom E. Lewis. There is also a version of Waltzing Matilda sung in Kriol (Waltjim Bat Matilda) by Ali Mills.
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Source: Ngukurr Language Centre
Facebook page for the centre, with active reports, updates and conversations, mostly in Kriol. See also their innovative website at http://www.ngukurrlc.org.au/.
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Yolngu [aus-x-yoq] see all Yolngu
Source: ARDS
A community radio station broadcast in the languages of the Yolngu people, to six communities and 30 homelands in northeast Arnhem Land, Darwin and Palmerston. In many of the homelands Yolngu radio is the only freely available media provider.
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Many languages or language not specified
Source: Muurbay Aboriginal Language & Culture Cooperative
ABC’s Jill Emberson interviews activists Uncle Gary Williams and Dr Gary Foley about Aboriginal history, education and languages (13 October 2014). You can listen to the recorded interview.
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Source: Mobile Language Team, University of Adelaide/Radio Adelaide 101.5FM
An occasional radio show show about South Australian Aboriginal languages, with program audio downloadable.
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