COMMUNITY & REMEMBRANCE

Term 3

THE IMPORTANCE OF COUNTRY & PLACE

ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE

Language is extremely important to the Aboriginal peoples. Languages carry cultural knowledge, so the loss of a language means the loss of culture,of Aborigiinal people's connections to their ancestors.

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

. Explain the importance of language to the Aboriginal people your own words.

Language is important to the Aboriginal people because It is their own culture for them. And it is very important to them in any way no matter what.

PLACE NAMES

The Aboriginal name for Shellharbour has been recorded as both Yerrowah (meeting place), and Wonwin, (place where there were big fish). The Eurpeoan name Shellharbour refers to the large quanitites ofn shells found in aboriginal middens along the foreshore in the early to mid 19th century. Due to the mining of shells mid 19th century fot the production of lime thesev vast moddins no longer remain.

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A STUDY OF CHANGE-TRANSPORT

TYPES OF TRANSPORT PAST

Use the website:QT-Types of Transport Past!to craete a timeline of the history of transport in Australia.