Wiradjuri language sharing project resumes for Parkes region

PACKAGE DELIVERED: Amanda Corcoran from Neighbourhood Central with a Wiradjuri language package. Photo: Submitted.

PACKAGE DELIVERED: Amanda Corcoran from Neighbourhood Central with a Wiradjuri language package. Photo: Submitted.

The resumption of the "Ngiyang Burambabirra" project (Language sharing), which was delayed due to COVID-19, saw Bogan Gate, Trundle, Tullamore and Peak Hill join Caragabal, Bedgerabong, Forbes and Parkes schools, preschools, libraries and homework centres finally receive a Wiradjuri language package.

The package included:

  • Wiradjuri Dictionary
  • "Yindyamarra Yambuwan" (15 minute Wiradjuri language film on 'respecting everything') DVD
  • Embossed language notebook supplied by Wiradjuri Condobolin Corporation
  • Wiradjuri language pen.

The long term project was in collaboration with Sisters of Mercy (Parkes), Galari-Lachlan Reconciliation Group, Forbes Wiradjuri Language Group, CMOC Northparkes mine, Forbes Aboriginal and Community Working Party, Forbes Shire Council, Wiradjuri Condobolin Corporation and the Department of Primary Industries & Environment in Cowra.

The 42 Dictionaries and 92 DVDs have a retail value of approximately $6000.

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