Ngoonjook Edition 21

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:

  • Australian Indigenous languages: A brief status report by Josephine Caffrey
  • Finding language, finding identity by Arnold Brown
  • Keeping our language strong: an open discussion
  • Who am I? by Yaritji Green
  • Linguistics: a short introduction by Paul Black
  • Who benefits: An open discussion
  • My first memory by Yaritji Green
  • Aboriginal English: An Aboriginal perspective by Bridget Priman
  • My second memory by Yaritji Green
  • Mirima Dawang Woorlab-Gerring Language and Culture Centre by Glennis Newry
  • Three short Kaytetye stories by Valerie Kamara
  • A favourite memory by Yaritji Green
  • Language variety by Ruth Davies
  • Words from a Daughter by Yaritji Green
  • Language change by Dana Ober
  • Irrer alhem: Anmatyerr hunting story by Maureen Purvis, Antiltji
  • Creoles and Kriol by Karen Clark
  • Early days when no whitefella's been here Arlter arrangkw: an Alyawarr story
  • Dreaming narrative series


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Print Format

Page Count: 



Josephine Caffrey
Arnold Brown
Yaritji Green
Paul Black
Bridget Priman
Glennis Newry
Valerie Kamara
Ruth Davies
Dana Ober
Maureen Purvis
Karen Clark


Jimmy Njiminjuma
Maryanne Mungatopi

Project Manager: 

Maree Klesch

Desktop Publisher: 

Russell Hanna


Rob McCormack
Ruth Davies
Andre Burgess
Glennis Bibra
Prue King
Ruth Davies
Peg Carmody
Sonia Tidemann
Ailsa Purdon
Tom Ober

Colour Format: 

Colour Cover, Black & White Pages

Binding Type: 

Saddle Stapled
Dimensions: 235 mm × 205 mm × 5 mm
Weight: 200 g

Date Published: 

Friday, July 19, 2002