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VOTL 1 | Language, Aboriginal, Centre, Islander, Strait, Torres, Australian, Fatsil | FATSILC, Fed. Aboriginal Torres Strait Island Languages and Culture
 
VOTL 1
Voice of the Land - Volume 01 PDF Print E-mail
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Voice of the Land Archive 1-9
Voice of the Land - Volume 1
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NLLIA Language EXPO 96 PDF Print E-mail
Rhonda Agius and Alberta Gibson (standing)
Rhonda Agius and Alberta Gibson (standing)
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 19-21 July 1996.

The third biennial Language Expo, organised by the National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia will be staged in Brisbane this July.

The aim of the Expo is to provide a forum where all those involved in the design and delivery of language education can share their experiences, demonstrate current methods, explore new developments and discuss common issues for the present and the future.

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A PERSONAL TOUCH TO LANGUAGE HISTORY PDF Print E-mail
Author: Michael Aird
Author: Michael Aird
A request by friends to have their story recorded led to the publication of Michael Aird's second book, "I Know a Few Words." With striking photography from Mick Richards, this attractive volume presents an oral history of languages in South East Queensland.

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SCRUTINY ON FUNDING PDF Print E-mail
News has been received from ATSIC of a recent directive from the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, reinforcing the need for accountability in financial matters.

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TANDURR UM CULTURAL FESTIVAL PDF Print E-mail
Victorian organisers are pleased with the results of this year's Tandurrum Cultural Festival, held recently at Baroona Farm, Echuca. Now in its second year, the festival has grown from the concept of a "Back to Grass Roots" celebration for every Koorie in Victoria, and was hosted by the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation.
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CROSSWORDS CROSS CULTURES PDF Print E-mail
Residents of Geraldton in Western Australia now have access to a newspaper written in both English and local languages. "The Yamaji News" produced from the Language Centre of the same name, is a regional newspaper which as well as informing and entertaining, has a major aim of raising awareness of language issues.

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ABC RADIO TO HIGHLIGHT LANGUAGE AND CULTURE PDF Print E-mail
As their contribution to this year's NAIDOC Week (7-14 July), ABC Radio has chosen to feature Language and Culture in a range of displays, functions and programming. Marceline Burns, Publicity Officer with the Aboriginal Broadcasting Unit, ABC Radio, said that the current revival in Indigenous languages had prompted their choice.

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AMERICAN TOUR FOR N.S.W DELEGATE PDF Print E-mail
It was the trip of a lifetime for N.S.W. FATSIL delegate Emily Walker, who last November took part in a five week cultural exchange tour of the United States. Along with three other ambassadors for Australian Indigenous culture, Emily travelled across the country from California to New York. The group visited schools and Indian Reservations, where various aspects of Aboriginal and Islander Culture were shared with appreciative audiences.
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ALL CENTRES HAVE A SAY IN NORTHERN TERRITORY PDF Print E-mail

Attending the Northern Territory Language Committee Meeting in Darwin last month
Attending the Northern Territory Language Committee Meeting in Darwin last month
The second Northern Territory Aboriginal Languages Committee meeting was held at the Aboriginal Development Unit, Darwin, on the 12-14 March 1996. Representatives of all the Language Centres in the N.T. were there to discuss issues and concerns relevant to the maintenance and survival of Australia's unique Aboriginal Language Heritage. The main issues discussed were:

Photo: Attending the Northern Territory Language Committee Meeting in Darwin last month were Ian Alexander, Karen Clark, Tilly Raymond, Lindsay Raymond and Keith Pearson.

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MOVEMENT TO AWARD WAGES PROGRAM PDF Print E-mail
The draft copy of the Movement to Award wages for language workers has been circulated to all regions. FATSIL has facilitated several meetings with ATSIC Industrial Relations Officer Wes Slater, who addressed the issue with delegates for dissemination to the State Language Centres.

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NLLIA RECOMMENDATIONS UNDERWAY PDF Print E-mail
At the governing committee meeting of FATSIL held in January, attention was given to the report BACKING AUSTRALIAN LANGUAGES. This was the review of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Initiatives Program conducted in 1995 by Dr. Richard Bauldouf Jun.

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NATIONA PLACE NAMES CONFERENCE PDF Print E-mail
Big news for the National Place Names Project is the organisation of their first national conference in Melbourne on the 16th July.

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YUGAMBEH LANGUAGE HISTORY ON SHOW PDF Print E-mail
Enjoying a recent exhibition at the Yugambeh Museum - Language and Heritage Research Centre were Shirley Wilkinson (left) and Violet McDermott
Enjoying a recent exhibition at the Yugambeh Museum - Language and Heritage Research Centre were Shirley Wilkinson (left) and Violet McDermott
A new exhibition opened last month at the Yugambeh Museum - Language and Heritage Research Centre at Beenleigh, south of Brisbane.

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MAKE ONE PAGE YOURS PDF Print E-mail
This is your newsletter. Please take the opportunity to communicate with other people who share your interest in language and culture, by sending in news of current projects.

We're keen to publish stories from all over and need your input. So give us a call or send a fax to

FAITH BAISDEN

FATSIL. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation of Languages
Phone 07 38070885
Fax. 07 38078922
P.O. Box 1429
Beenleigh Qld. 4207

We would also be pleased if you could fill in the contact form to assist us in compiling a data base.

 
WELCOME ON THE WEB PDF Print E-mail
Women's Infolink, the Community Service arm of the Queensland Government's Office of Women's Affairs, is taking steps to welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to the centre, and has researched traditional greetings from a number of language areas in Queensland.
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CONTACT FORM PDF Print E-mail

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NEWS FROM NOONGAR PDF Print E-mail
There has been plenty of activity at the Noongar Language and Culture Centre Aboriginal Corporation, with the expansion of offices and publication of their first newsletter last month. Administrator Ray Wallace says the centre is keen to decentralise from the Perth administration base, and has begun the process by establishing a Language Recording office in Bunbury. Soon to follow will be offices in Northam and Albany, providing easier access for Noongar members and public from the areas surrounding Perth. Also improving communication in the region is the publication of the first Newsletter from the Noongar Language Centre. This was distributed in March and covers Western Australian state affairs, finance and grant applications, as well as social issues and a touch of gossip.

 
STATE MEETING IN PERTH PDF Print E-mail

ATSIC's funding for West Australian language Initiative Programs for 1996/1997 was a key topic on the agenda at the recent State Language meeting held in Perth. The meeting was attended by two representatives from each of the six Language Centres, as well as FATSIL delegates Lester Coyne and June Oscar.

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NORTHERN TERRITORY UNIVERSITY YOLNGU LANGUAGE IN DEGREE COURSE PDF Print E-mail
A co-operative effort between University staff and community members has seen exciting progress in the study of Yolngu languages at N.T.U. Students are now able to take units in the language as part of the Bachelor Degree Course in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, or if preferred the Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate courses.

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YOUR WORK ON THE INTERNET PDF Print E-mail
The work from language centres around Australia can now be collated, stored and accessed on the Internet, and opens exciting opportunities for language communication. From David Nathan at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies comes this report.
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ATSIC SURVEYS COMMUNITY LANGUAGE NEEDS PDF Print E-mail
Language Expo at the Brisbane Conven¬tion & Exhibition Centre
Language Expo at the Brisbane Conven¬tion & Exhibition Centre
In response to a recommendation contained in the the 1995 report, Backing Australian Languages : Review of the Aboriginal and 'Torres Strait Islander Languages Initiatives Program, a Survey of Community Language Needs is currently being co-ordinated through ATSIC.

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PALAWA KARNI PROGRAM RESEARCH UNIT TASMANIAN ABORIGINAL CENTRE PDF Print E-mail
Palawa Karni is the language revival program run by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, based in Hobart, Tasmania. 'Palawa' is our name for ourselves, Tasmanian Aborigines, and 'karni' is our word for 'talking'. In the Research Unit we are working on the longest and possibly slowest stage of the revival process. We are retrieving language from all possible sources, developing methods for researching and analysing that material and reviewing reconstruction methods we've already used.
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Coming Events PDF Print E-mail
If you would like to use this page to let others know of events in your area, feel free to post or fax your information through to the FATSIL office. Ph. 07 38070885. Fax 07 38078922 or P.O. Box 1429 Beenleigh Qld. 4207 The deadline for the next newsletter is June 16th. Make sure you include the title of the event, contact person's name and phone number.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Language Names for Libraries. PDF Print E-mail

We are working on a project called "Straight Talk; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Thesaurus" which aims to make libraries more accessible to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Part of this project involves making libraries better informed about the names of Australian languages.

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Your FATSIL delegates PDF Print E-mail
Elizabeth Smith
Chairperson
08 2445644
08 2445606
Port Adelaide S.A.
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