First meeting for New South Wales PDF Print E-mail

FATSIL
Ken Walker
REPRESENTATIVES of language groups from around the state met in Sydney in June to discuss the establishment of an Advisory Board for the NSW Aboriginal Languages Research and Resource Centre. Manager of the centre, Dr. Jaky Troy invited the delegates to consider the future role of the organisation and the responsibilities to be addressed by the elected committee. Jaky is assisted by Gayle Caldwell at the language centre, which was established in conjunction with the NSW Government's State Aboriginal Languages Policy.

 

An interim board was formed with representatives from the language groups as well as the following organisations; NSW Land Council, Aboriginal Education Consultative Group, FATSIL, ATSIC and AIATSIS.

Pictured are some of the committed language workers who contributed to the success of the meeting.

 

 Gary Williams and Michael Walsh  
FATSIL
Gary Williams and Michael Walsh
 Brad Stedman  
FATSIL
Brad Stedman
 
Bernadette Duncan and Auntie Emily Walker
 
FATSIL
Bernadette Duncan and Auntie Emily Walker
 Christine Hooper from Goodooga  
FATSIL
Christine Hooper from Goodooga
Suellen Tighe  
FATSIL
Suellen Tighe
 Liz Smith and Rhonda Ashby from Lightning Ridge  
FATSIL
Liz Smith and Rhonda Ashby from Lightning Ridge