Languages & Culture

Jardiwanpa yawulyu

Warlpiri women's songs from Yuendumu.

................................................................................................ The Jardiwanpa ceremony celebrates the journey of Yarripiri, an ancestral inland taipan snake, on a journey northwards through Warlpiri country.

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Gurindji to English Dictionary

Gurindji is a traditional language of the Victoria River District in the Northern Territory (Australia). Gurindji people became well known in the 1960-70s due to their influence on Australian politics and the Indigenous land rights movement.

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Dordenap Boodja Wongki

Stories from Bibulmun and Wardandi Country
The fifteen stories in this collection were unearthed from the Battye Library achieves and are a unique compilation of legends from Bibulmun and Wardandi Noongar country documented by Debra Buller-Murphy.

Bindi-Bindi Koondarminy wer Maamoong Waangka

Butterfly Dreaming and Whale Story

This beautifully illustrated book tells two important stories about spirit children and how they are tied to the unique Noongar totemic system. The stories help us to understand how Noongar land, plants and animals are interwoven; caring for each other and looking after Noongar spirituality, the matrilineal totemic system and the responsibilities of Noongar culture.

Ngalak Waakarl Ngardanginy

We're going on a Rainbow Serpent Hunt
A young boy takes us on an adventure through Noongar country in search of the great Rainbow Serpent. The text invites young readers to join in the adventure as the boy makes his way through tall grass, thick forest, deep rivers and windy country until he reaches the dark, dark cave of the Waakarl. 
 

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Getting Started with Noongar

A great poster to help you start talking in Noongar. You can practice saying hello and goodbye, ask questions, give instructions such as 'Come here' or 'Go away' and there are some sentence started to help you with Noongar conversations. The poster is available in a range of sizes, why not get one for every room in your house, school or community centre and start speaking Noongar today.

Select a size and add laminating to your poster

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Moort

Noongar Family Readers

Noongar Family Readers. This is a series of six books with accompanying audio CD about family relationships. Each book takes the children on an adventure with a different family member. We see dolphins with Mum at the beach, and go fishing with Dad at the river. We get oysters and prawns with Aunty, and Uncle takes us on the train to the football.

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