Ngoonjook Edition 02

A journal of Australian Indigenous Issues
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Ngoonjook seeks to make relevant material available to an Indigenous readership and to all those interested in Indigenous Australian issues. Themes explored include: education, health, cultural identity, natural and cultural resource management, the arts and linguistics.

Articles in this issue:

  • Language and Power: The Yolŋu Rise to Power at Yirrkala School by Mändawuy Yunupingu
  • Aboriginal English / Standard English Dialects by Erica Hampton
  • “Dhawurrpunaramirri”: Finding the Common Ground for a New Aboriginal Curriculum by Wäli Wunuŋmurra
  • The Languages of the People at Oenpelli by Esther Djayhgurrnga and Joseph Singh
  • Learning about the Yolŋu Child Learning Through Language by 1988 Stage 2 R.A.T.E. Students at Yirrkala
  • Nhaltjan Napurr Djäma Ga Marŋgithirr Bilingualpuy Dhiyal Galiwin’ku Shepherdson Collegeŋur by Participants in 1988 Batchelor College Aboriginal Languages Fortnight project at Galiwin’ku


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Print Format

Page Count: 



Mändawuy Yunupingu
Erica Hampton
Wäli Wunuŋmurra

Project Manager: 

Carlien Le Lacheur


Carlien Le Lacheur
Richard Geeves
David Morgan

Graphic Designer: 

David Morgan

Colour Format: 

Colour Cover, Black & White Pages

Binding Type: 

Saddle Stapled
Dimensions: 235 mm × 205 mm × 10 mm
Weight: 200 g

Date Published: 

Friday, September 15, 1989