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EACH edition of the Voice of the Land sees a bundle of our newsletters making its way to the remote Northern Territory community at Wadeye, on the coast south west of Darwin.At the Wadeye Aboriginal Languages Centre, the community members, with coordinator Mark Crocombe, have worked consistently to record and promote their languages, which in some cases are threatened with the loss of their last fluent speakers.The languages are Marri Ammu, Marri Tjevin, Marri Ngarr, Magati Ke and Murrinh-Patha.

 

The projects already underway include the publication, for each language, of books, videos and dictionaries, as well as language reader texts for the school children. For 2002 the Language Centre has produced a calendar, promoting the local foods, customs and languages, with captions for the colour photos written in each of the five languages.

The calendars which cost $20, can be purchased by contacting the Language Centre on 08 8978 2677, fax; 08 8978 2725 or emailing Mark Crocombe on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it