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Preserving Australian Indigenous Languages

  • The Wheeler Centre 176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)
Artwork by Jessica Johnson for ABC Indigenous.

Artwork by Jessica Johnson for ABC Indigenous.

‘Budgerigar’, ‘quandong’, ‘Torana’, ‘Canberra’ – there are many Aboriginal words in everyday use by both non-Indigenous and Indigenous Australians. What do we gain from knowing and learning First Nations words? And how can we embed more traditional language into the daily lives of all Australians?

In this conversation, hosted by Daniel Browning, the panellists including Kelrick Martin, Aaron Fa'aoso, Aunty Lee Healy and Aunty Fay Stewart-Muir will discuss campaigns across the country to revitalise Indigenous languages. They’ll talk about the beauty and knowledge contained within traditional languages – and the efforts to preserve them.

Hosted by The Wheeler Centre.
The event will also be live-streamed.

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