NSW Study nears end PDF Print E-mail

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Lynne Donley with Emily Walker
OVER THE past few months, members of the ATSIC appointed, AIATSIS Study Team have addressed Regional Councils and community groups over the whole of the State to gain a first hand look at the progress being made in language maintenance and promotion. The team members, Dr Jaky Troy,
Dr Michael Walsh and Mr Tony Lonsdale have called dozens of small group meetings to learn about the current status of the language in each area, identify needs and look at projections for the future. The findings of the study will assist the ATSIC. NSW elected arm in strategic planning for future funding of language projects. The Coffs Harbour meeting in late March was well attended. Among those keen to be heard were:

Photo: Lynne Donley, from ATSIC NSW State Office, with Emily Walker from Nambucca Heads.

Betty Cohen from Belbrooke took a break with Lois Cook, from the Goobah Goobah Koori Theatre in Lismore.  
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Betty Cohen with Lois Cook
Della Walker, from Yamba on the North Coast took the opportunity to promote the Yaygirr to English Dictionary.  
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Della Walker
Larry Kelly from Nambucca Heads.  
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Larry Kelly
Hannah Close and Sharon Blundell came to the Coffs meeting from Goonellabah.  
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Hannah Close and Sharon Blundell
Dena Moore, representing the ATSIC Lismore Regional Office caught up with Justine Francke, from the NSW State Office.  
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Dena Moore with Justine Francke