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Takayna tracks referred for Federal Assessment

takayna tracks referred for Federal Assessment Hodgman Government continues their relentless push to let 4WDs in to destroy heritage.   16 Oct 2017: Federal environment Minister says full assessment is required. So now the state government have to prove that their planned mitigation works does not impact on the national heritage values (or threatened species) of the Western Tasmania Aboriginal Cultural Landscape.     Media: Frydenberg seeks review of four-wheel-drive tracks in Tasmania's Tarkine https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/17/frydenberg-seeks-review-of-four-wheel-drive-tracks-in-tasmanias-tarkine   Federal Environment Department wants more information on Tarkine tracks proposal http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/4991471/off-track/?cs=5312   Liberal State Government push ahead on plan to ... Read more

ningimpi nungampi nayri! ‘Happy Seniors Week’ in palawa kani

Sharon Holbrook, from the Elders Council of Tasmania, Launceston, wishes everyone ‘Happy Seniors Week’ in palawa kani (16-23 October in Tasmania). Sharon is 1st speaker of 13 speakers saying Happy Seniors Week in their different world languages, all now spoken in Tasmania. The Expatriate Connection Support and Community For People Changing Country put this audio together for community groups to play during this week. We’ll post any links to these when we receive any.   Read more

Naming the Ice Breaker, nuyina

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4yzwOT_hs8   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEqhjACf-10   Read more

palawa kani place names on the way to Kings Run Handover

  palawa kani  place names on the way to Kings Run Handover 2017 pataway (pah tah why) Burnie, city at Blackman Point   pinmatik/Rocky Cape (peen mah teek)     munatrik (mu nah treek) Stanley; The Nut (Circular Head) titima/Trefoil Island (tee tee mah)   pilri (peel ree) Cape Grim pilitika (pee lee tee kah) Robbins Island luwuka (lu wu kah) 'Suicide Bay' ranamitim (rah nah mee teem) The Doughboys taypalaka/Green Point (tie pah lah kah) nungu/West Point (nu ngu) muntarikawtim (mun tah ree cow teem) Bluff Hill Point namuruwatim (nah mu ru wah teem) small river before Arthur River maytim (my teem) Arthur River laraturunawn/Sundown Point (lah rah tu ru nown) muntrikawripa (mun tree cow ree pah) Sandy Cape takayna/The Tarkine (tah kye nah)   Read more

Land Management Update Sept 2017

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nupiri muka “Eye of the Sea” Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) official naming at the Australian Maritime College, Friday 18 August

nupiri muka “Eye of the Sea” Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)   Official naming at the Australian Maritime College, Friday 18 August Southern Cross News Read more

palawa kani nayri mina-tu (Our Language Matters) because…

palawa kani  nayri mina-tu  (Our Language Matters) was the 2017 NAIDOC theme. To celebrate this, Aborigines of all ages across the state wrote and recorded their own message about why our language matters and what it means to them. The messages are written either in palawa kani or a mix of palawa kani and English depending on the writer’s level of language use. These messages were written across rri (hand) stencils and displayed in Hobart at piyura kitina (Risdon Cove) and the Aboriginal Children’s ... Read more

Launceston Newsletter July-August 2017

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yula titima-ta. Muttonbirding on Trefoil Island

yula titima-ta. Muttonbirding on Trefoil Island POSTER  PDF file Video:         Audio: Read more

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
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