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 ...
Muttonbirding on Trefoil Island
POSTER PDF file
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 ...
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 ...
This new Land Management Update celebrates the work and life on returned land, with features on Preminghana and Babel Island and some palawa kani to boot.
It is available at:
(It is best printed as a booklet.)
Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre addresses redistribution tribunal
waranta tangara takariliya ngini, krakapaka pilri-ta.
We mourn our ancestral dead, murdered at Cape Grim on this day, 10 February 1828.
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.
6 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 opposite Robbins Island: “The aboriginal ...