The Importance Of Country & Place


Language is extremely important to the Aboriginal peoples.Languages carry cultural knowledge, so the loss of a language means the loss of culture, of Aboriginal poeple' s connections to their ancestors."The important thing about language and what it means is that language contains the essence of our anceestors, every word comes from place and identifies people and links to the, country, the dreaming: they are all inhertent in language, therefore it means the people, the land, everything." Yolngu Elder lauyrie Baymarrwangga

. explain the importance of language to the Aboriginal people inyour own words.

Language is important to the Aboriginal people because... it is their colter if you take it away from them it will leave them with nothing

.Use the interactive map to locate and identify the locate and identify the local language group.

The local language group for the Illawarra is

It is also known as is Tharawal


The Aboriginal name for Shellharbour has been recorded as both yerrowah (meeting place),and wonwin, (place where there were big fish). The Eurpoean name Shellhaubour refers to the large quanities of shells found in Aboriginal middens along the foreshore in the mid 19th centry. Due to the mining of shellsin mid 19th century for the production of lime these vast middens no longer remain


Types of trasport past

Use the website QT-Types of transport past! to create atimeline of the history of transport in Austalia

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