Language is extreamly important to the aboriginal peoples. languages carry cultural knowledge , so the loss of a language means the loss of culture, of aboriginal peoples connections to their ancestors.the important thing about language and what it means is that language contains the essence of out ancestors.every word comes from place and identifies people and links to the land country the dreaming they are all inherent in language therefore it means the people the land evrything yolngu elder Laurie baymarrwangga
SPIRIT OF THE LAND-POPPLET
The ABORiginal names for shellhabour has been recorded as both yerrowah (meetindg), and wonwin,(place where there were big fish), the eurpoean name shellhabour refers to the large quanitites of shells found in aboriginal middens along the foreshore in the early to mid 19th century. due to the mid 19th century for the producion of line these vast middens on longer remain.