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Hobart Language Day is this Sunday 23rd April, Mather’s House, 108 Bathurst Street, Hobart from 9am to 12pm. Come along to celebrate palawa kani with Theresa Sainty doing the ‘Welcome to Country’ and Daisy Allan running the stall.

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11 more Aboriginal + Dual Names to go to Nomenclature Board in June 2017

11 more Aboriginal and Dual Names to go to Nomenclature Board in June 2017 11 palawa kani Names for places are ready to be sent to the Tasmanian Government’s Nomenclature Board to consider in their June 2017 meeting.   These are names for 9 places at Cape Grim; and for 2 waterfalls which do not already have names – one in Launceston and one in Hobart. The previous two batches of names each took about twelve months to be assigned so we can ... Read more

Positions Vacant – rrala milaythina- ti -Strong in Country Project Facilitators

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Fremantle Changed the Date earlier this year

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-24/fremantle-divided-over-cancellation-of-australia-day-festivities/8207954 Read more

Aboriginal Support for Council to move forward and Change the Date

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-04/aboriginal-support-for-council-move-to-change-australia-day/8412874 Read more

All City Councils should discuss Change the Date says Mayor

http://www.examiner.com.au/story/4579220/australia-day-change-criticised-poll/ Read more

Relics Act Passes First Step

http://www.examiner.com.au/story/4580773/relic-act-passes-first-step/ Read more

Aboriginal Relics Act debate begins

http://www.examiner.com.au/story/4579434/relics-act-debate-begins/ Read more

Wynyard AFL legend Eddie Thomas celebrated in historical mural

http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/4559647/footy-legend-celebrated/?cs=5312 Read more

palawa kani names for two waterfalls

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. turikina    truwala said as (tu ree kee nah)    (tru wah lah). which means:   Mountain     Waterfall (literally –  ‘waterfall mountain’ as the palawa kani word order is the reverse of English).           press play to hear pronunciation:     The second is in Punchbowl Reserve, Launceston. luyni mungalina said as (loy nee ) (mu ngah lee nah). which means:   Raining Rock [Waterfall] because the falls only ... Read more
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