COMMUNITY & REMEMBRANCE

TERM 3

THE IMPORTANCE OF COUNTRY & PLACE

ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE

Language is extremely important to the Aboriginal peoples. Language carry culture knowledge, so the loss of a means the loss of culture, of Aboriginal people's connettions to their ancestors.

"The important thing about language and what it means is that language contains the essence of our ancestors, every words comes from place identifiles 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 in your own words

It will be really hurt fill if i could not have birthday every year.

*Explain the importance of language to the Aboriginal people in your own words

Language is important because we will have christmas or easter.

*use the interactive mao to locate

The local language group for the illwarra is Tharawal

It is also known as Wollongong

SPIRIT OF THE LAND POPPLET

PLACES NAMES

The Aboriginal name for shellharbour has been recored as both Yerrowah (meeting place), and wonwin, (place where there were big fish). The Eurpoean name shellharbour refers to the large quanitites 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.