COMMUNITY & REMEMBRANCE

TERM 3

THE IMORTANCE OF COUNTRY & PLACE

ABORIGNAL LANGUAGE

Language is extremely important to the aborignal peoples.Language carry cultral knoledge,so the loss of language means the of culture, of aborignal people's connections to their ancestors.

"The important thing about language and it means is that language contains the essence of our ancestors, every word comes from place and identifies people and links to the land, courtry, the dreaming: theyare all inherent in language, therefore it means the people, the land, everything." Yolngu Elder Laurie Baymarrwangga

. Explain the importance of languge to the Aborignal people in your words

Languge is important to the Aboriginal people because they are aboriginal and if they loose there languge they loose who they are.

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

The local languge group for the Illawarra is the malpa tribe.It is also known as southwest.

SPIRIT OF THE LAND-POPPLET

PLACE NAMES

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

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