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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

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

Preminghana Camp 2017 10th-13th March – palawa kani

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Black Jack

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Deadly Invasion Day 2017 Speech by Seth Gardiner, Aged 10! Change the Date!

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International Mother Language Day – Meme Challenge -palawa kani memes – takariliya (families talking)

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waranta tangara takariliya ngini, krakapaka pilri-ta (more details).

 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 ... Read more

waranta tangara takariliya ngini, krakapaka pilri-ta – In honour of our ancestors and in memory of their loss of life and lands, we will shortly be proposing to the Tasmanian Place Names Board that offensively racist names in that region be replaced with the original Aboriginal names, and that other places are assigned dual names. In the case of three places which do not have European names, we propose the reinstatement of the original names. All these proposals are in line with the Tasmanian Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy 2012.

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 ... Read more

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