Seth Gardiner, aged 12, Reporting the weather in palawa kani for Launceston, on Breakfast with Belinda King, ABC Northern Tasmania, Jul 2018
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Teaching culture & language to Indigenous students
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NAIDOC 2018, Because of Her We Can.
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Ada Marshall (aged 7) and Cooper Marshall (aged 11) pulingina for TMAG Children's Festival in nipaluna (Hobart), April 2018.
Reviving place names
IT is pleasing to hear from new Liberal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jaquie Petrusma that her Government is firmly behind dual naming. The minister also understands it makes sense to revive original names of places. But why the Government would shy away from nipaluna (the name of the area Hobart was built on) and embrace kunanyi (original name of Mt Wellington) is hard to follow.
nipaluna is the name of the country in which the city of Hobart sits.
This was the name known by the Aboriginal people of the south east.
The town came later, in 1804, and it was well established within nipaluna by the time that Wurati first shared the name and its meaning with government agent George Augustus Robinson, as ‘country at Hobart Town’ on 16 January 1831.
‘… Conversation with the nt [natives]. Writing journal. Mutteely informed me respecting the Mou.er.neen.ner nation was inhabiting ...
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