Pujungga Kurlgayinu, Nhurra Pagalya PDF Print E-mail

Nganhungu Wangga – Our Languages is a joint initiative of the WA Museum and Irra Wangga Geraldton Language Program to celebrate UNESCO’s 2008 International Year of Languages.

Mavis Chubby is a Warriyangga and Thargarri lady. She was born in the riverbed, down from Gifford Creek station over 80 years ago in Warriyangga country. Her parents – Molly Butler (Thargarri) and Alec Eagles (Warriyangga), bought her up speaking both languages. She learnt English, among other languages, as a child growing up on the station.

Warriyangga is very important to Mavis, but Mavis is also very important to Warriyangga; she may be the last full speaker of the language.

Pujungga Kurlgayinu, Nhurra Pagalya
Pujungga Kurlgayinu, Nhurra Pagalya
Pujungga Kurlgayinu, Nhurra Pagalya
Pujungga Kurlgayinu, Nhurra Pagalya
Pujungga Kurlgayinu, Nhurra Pagalya
Pujungga Kurlgayinu, Nhurra Pagalya
 
Pujungga Kurlgayinu, Nhurra Pagalya
Pujungga Kurlgayinu, Nhurra Pagalya