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A new book and CD | Gamilaraay, Walgett, Language, Yuwaalaraay, Project, Schools, Sense, Josephs | FATSILC, Fed. Aboriginal Torres Strait Island Languages and Culture
A new book and CD PDF Print E-mail

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"Gamilaraay - Yuwaalaraay
Guwaaldanha Ng ani"

we are Speaking Gamilaraay C—Yuwaalaraay" is the latest in a range of publications by the Walgett Gamilaraay Yuwaalaraay Language Program and is a response by the project team to the growing interest in language in their area.

The book and CD provide a simple way for anyone to learn 100 Gamilaraay -Yuwaalaraay words.The book is designed to be read while listening to the CD, with interesting photographs and lively illustrations by Aboriginal artist Warren Mason from Goodooga.To ensure authenticity in pronunciation, the CD contains words spoken by Fred Reece and Arthur Dodd which were recorded in the 1970s.

The Gamilaraay -Yuwaalaraay language is now being taught at Walgett Primary and High schools, St. Joseph's Convent Walgett, and at a number of other schools in the Gamilaraay area.

The benefits for the students involved have been increased self-esteem, a stronger sense of identity and belonging, an increase in learning skills and a sense of pride and ownership.

The language area extends from Walgett in the west to Tamworth in the east and from Moree and
Boggabilla in the north, down to Coonabarabran.

The book/CD is available from Narnia Bookshop in Tamworth, from Blackbooks in Glebe and from
St. Joseph's Primary School in Walgett and costs $25.

For further information contact the Project Coordinator:

Don Lillyman Ph:68 281747 or
John Giacon This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it