3rd May 1804
waranta tangara takariliya Mumirimina, lungkana Risdon Cove-ta
We mourn our Mumirimina families, murdered at Risdon Cove on 3rd May 1804
On this day in 1804, raytji lungkana waypa, luna + luwutina Mumirimina. nara mulaka tara paywuta paywuta. Mumirimina-mapali krakapaka parana-nara-mapali; krakapaka kuntana-ta nara mitungkuna. waranta takara milaythina nara takara. takila-mana-mapali wingani payintrika waranta tangara pakana mana-mapali krakapaka. waranta tunapri nara-mapali manta manta.
On this day in 1804, white soldiers murdered men, women and children of the Mumirimina people. They were hunting ...
palawa kani Launch Invitation
tipara waranta kani nina-mapali-tu?
What can we tell you?
Accommodating the Australian Curriculum Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages with palawa kani Language
Adapted from a presentation by palawa kani Program to Modern Language Teachers Association of Tasmania (MLTAT) State Conference, Burnie, August 2016.
palawa kani names for two waterfalls
Two waterfalls in Tasmania which don’t have official names can be given palawa kani names.
One is on the foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Hobart.
(tu ree kee nah) (tru wah lah).
(literally – ‘waterfall mountain’ as the palawa kani word order is the reverse of English).
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The second is in Punchbowl Reserve, Launceston.
(loy nee ) (mu ngah lee nah).
Raining Rock [Waterfall]
because the falls only ...
waranta tangara takariliya ngini, lungkana pilri-ta.
We mourn all our ancestral dead murdered at Cape Grim.
Timeline of atrocities at pilri/Cape Grim from the early 1800s
From the earliest years of the invasion and settlement of north-western Tasmania, dreadful atrocities were committed against Aboriginal people. These led to the massacre at Cape Grim on 10 February 1828.
Six Aboriginal women recounted some of these brutalities to George Augustus Robinson when he visited the camp they lived in with sealers on the NW coast directly ...