About palawa kani, Tasmanian Aboriginal language

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Ada and Cooper Marshall (aged 7 and 11) pulingina for TMAG Children’s Festival in nipaluna.

Ada Marshall (aged 7) and Cooper Marshall (aged 11) pulingina for TMAG Children's Festival in nipaluna (Hobart), April 2018. Read more

Letter to the Editor – Mercury 29 June 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. Michael Mansell Read more


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 ... Read more

nipaluna in the news

http://www.themercury.com.au/news/news-story/27cba85a436fb00d7a3f5f385f42d3d5 Read more

Virgin Australia’s newest aircraft tinamirakuna named after the Macquarie River in lutruwita (Tasmania)

For more information see the following links: Virgin Australia Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/virginaustralia/photos/a.109958876989.109636.94622926989/10154961981066990/?type=3&theater Virgin Australia Twitter: https://twitter.com/VirginAustralia/status/940459627811966976 Virgin Australia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BcmJIu4F1dr/   Greening Australia Website: https://www.greeningaustralia.org.au/virgin-australias-737-aircraft-tinamirakuna-takes-skies-greening-australia-reconciliation-week/ Greening Australia Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Greening.Australia.org/posts/10155255835537001   Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TasmanianAboriginalCentre/posts/2257056584310037   The Examiner Newspaper: https://www.examiner.com.au/story/5443360/tinamirakuna-737-to-take-tasmanian-aboriginal-culture-across-australia/ The Examiner Newspaper, Reconciliation Week Article: https://www.examiner.com.au/story/5444192/reconciliation-tasmania-reflects-on-special-week/   Global Travel Media: http://www.eglobaltravelmedia.com.au/virgin-australias-boeing-737-aircraft-tinamirakuna-takes-to-the-skies-for-greening-australia-in-reconciliation-week/ Read more

Hobart should adopt dual Aboriginal name nipaluna, community says

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-30/hobart-aboriginal-name-suggested-as-nipaluna/9815422 Read more

milaythina nuritinga kani – Country holds her language – On Country trip

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What’s in a name? A brief history of Tasmania’s changing place names

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-25/history-of-place-names-in-tasmania/9570242 Read more

Michael Mansell: Tasmanian Aborigines disappointed at another four years under the Liberals

https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2018/03/05/michael-mansell-indigenous-tasmanians-disappointed-another-four-years-under Read more
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