community & remembarce
The importance of country & place
language is extremely important to the Aboriginal peopels langages carry cultural knowledge so the loss of a language means a loss of a culture of aborignal peopels connections to there ansersters .
"the importan about langige and what it means is that langige contains the essence of our ancestors, everey word comes from the place and identifis peopel and links to the land , contry the dreming : the are all inherent in all langage , therefor it means the people,the land,contry,the dreaming:they are all inherent in language,therefor it means the people,the land,everthing ." yolngu elder laurie baymarrwangga
use the interactive map to locate and identify the local language group
the local language group for the illawara is tharawal
it is also known as wollongon