Goeem ba Gnor Gnor, David Tournier PDF Print E-mail

Goeem ba Gnor Gnor
David Tournier
The Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre and the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages are partners in a project that teaches young Aboriginal people about their identity and culture. Leading the project is Yorta Yorta Elder and Wathaurong Language Worker David Tounier. He explains the project below.

This storybook has been the work of the Indigenous Youth of the Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre. This project was a partnership between Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre and the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL).

The storybook is their interpretation of a wellknown Victorian Creation story, which has been translated into the Wathaurong Language.

The Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative in conjunction with VACL began work on reclaiming language in 1997. This book is the latest addition to a growing list of language resources.

It is a tribute to the Indigenous Youth, who have showed that by being involved in learning their Language, that they can produce a piece of work which will contribute to the continuation of their culture and ensure that the Language is not lost and that there is hope for the future.

Goeem ba Gnor Gnor
Goeem ba Gnoor-Gnoor
Goeem ba Gnor Gnor
Fight

Bengbulang beetyarra goeem loorga gnorr gnorrak torr kalkayna
A fight broke out in which Kangaroo cut off Wombat's tail with a blow of his axe.