palawa kani news

Letter to the Editor – Mercury 29 June 2018

Reviving place names IT is pleasing to hear from new Liberal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jaquie Petrusma that her Government is firmly behind dual naming. The minister also understands it makes sense to revive original names of places. But why the Government would shy away from nipaluna (the name of the area Hobart was built on) and embrace kunanyi (original name of Mt Wellington) is hard to follow. Michael Mansell Read more

nipaluna

nipaluna is the name of the country in which the city of Hobart sits.     This was the name known by the Aboriginal people of the south east. The town came later, in 1804, and it was well established within nipaluna by the time that Wurati first shared the name and its meaning with government agent George Augustus Robinson, as ‘country at Hobart Town’ on 16 January 1831. ‘… Conversation with the nt [natives]. Writing journal. Mutteely informed me respecting the Mou.er.neen.ner nation was inhabiting ... Read more

Virgin Australia’s newest aircraft tinamirakuna named after the Macquarie River in lutruwita (Tasmania)

For more information see the following links: Virgin Australia Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/virginaustralia/photos/a.109958876989.109636.94622926989/10154961981066990/?type=3&theater Virgin Australia Twitter: https://twitter.com/VirginAustralia/status/940459627811966976 Virgin Australia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BcmJIu4F1dr/   Greening Australia Website: https://www.greeningaustralia.org.au/virgin-australias-737-aircraft-tinamirakuna-takes-skies-greening-australia-reconciliation-week/ Greening Australia Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Greening.Australia.org/posts/10155255835537001   Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TasmanianAboriginalCentre/posts/2257056584310037   The Examiner Newspaper: https://www.examiner.com.au/story/5443360/tinamirakuna-737-to-take-tasmanian-aboriginal-culture-across-australia/ The Examiner Newspaper, Reconciliation Week Article: https://www.examiner.com.au/story/5444192/reconciliation-tasmania-reflects-on-special-week/   Global Travel Media: http://www.eglobaltravelmedia.com.au/virgin-australias-boeing-737-aircraft-tinamirakuna-takes-to-the-skies-for-greening-australia-in-reconciliation-week/ Read more

Hobart should adopt dual Aboriginal name nipaluna, community says

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-30/hobart-aboriginal-name-suggested-as-nipaluna/9815422 Read more

milaythina nuritinga kani – Country holds her language – On Country trip

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Preminghana’s Summer Poster

Preminghana Summer Poster Feb 2018 RT. 7.3.18 8.3 Read more

takayna onCountry Aboriginal Art Exhibition

The Wilderness Society held an Aboriginal Art Exhibition in Launceston on February 1, 2018  to raise funds for the protection of takayna.   This welcome spoken in palawa kani  was given at the event. Read more

Tasmanian election campaign ad revives lost Indigenous language

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/feb/04/tasmanian-election-campaign-ad-to-revive-lost-indigenous-language?CMP=share_btn_link Read more

Reconsider Naming – Letter to the Editor by Michael Mansell about Dual Naming, Mercury 5 March 2018

Reconsider naming 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
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