Muttonbirding on Trefoil Island
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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 ...
Launceston City Council today voted unanimously to pass their motion to support TAC’s submission to the Nomenclature Board to name the rock fissure within Punchbowl Reserve luyni mungalina (Raining Rock).
We thank the councillors for their invitation to address the Council meeting, for their decision, and for the statements they made in the spirit of reconciliation of continuing support for our shared present and future.
You can hear the Council meeting at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvM7wt9cr8Y .
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 ...
palawa kani Launch Invitation
tipara waranta kani nina-mapali-tu?
What can we tell you?
Accommodating the Australian Curriculum Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages with palawa kani Language
Adapted from a presentation by palawa kani Program to Modern Language Teachers Association of Tasmania (MLTAT) State Conference, Burnie, August 2016.
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.
(tu ree kee nah) (tru wah lah).
(literally – ‘waterfall mountain’ as the palawa kani word order is the reverse of English).
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The second is in Punchbowl Reserve, Launceston.
(loy nee ) (mu ngah lee nah).
Raining Rock [Waterfall]
because the falls only ...