Ngoonjook Edition 23

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:

  • Wellspring of knowledge by Marie-Elena Ellis

Part 1: Views from the Northern Territory

  • Maintaining Australian Indigenous languages: get serious about it, before it is too late by Dana Ober
  • Gapuwiyak: our learning journey by Harry Brown
  • Community versus campus by Stephen Anderson
  • Galiwin’ku Dh’wumirr Djorra by Graham Lymbery
  • 'It won’t matter soon, we’ll all be dead’: endangered languages and action research. Wadeye Aboriginal Languages Project by Lysbeth Ford and Maree Klesch
  • Back to the future: reflections of an adult educator by Jack Frawley

Part 2: Views from elsewhere

  • From Batchelor to the Bantustans—leg in the journey to post colonialism by Ailsa Purdon
  • The learning journey by Karen Gillespie
  • From south east Arnhem to south east Asia by Richard Geeves
  • East Timor: community self-management in a new State by Rod Nixon
  • The Highland Children’s Education Project, Cambodia and the Remote Area Teacher Education Program, Australia—some connections by Ron Watt


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Print Format

Page Count: 



Marie-Elena Ellis
Dana Ober
Harry Brown
Stephen Anderson
Graham Lymbery
Lysbeth Ford
Maree Klesch
Jack Frawley
Ailsa Purdon
Karen Gillespie
Richard Geeves
Rod Nixon
Ron Watt


Marlee Napurrula
Kitty Kantilla

Project Manager: 

Maree Klesch

Desktop Publisher: 

Russell Hanna


Glennis Bibra
Prue King
Tom Ober
Sean Ryan
Sonia Tidemann
Maree Klesch
Ruth Davies
Karen Manton

Colour Format: 

Colour Cover, Black & White Pages

Binding Type: 

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

Date Published: 

Saturday, July 19, 2003