Community & Remembrance

TERM 3

THE IMPORTANCE OF COUNTRY & PLACE

ABORINAL LANGUAGE

Language is extermly important to the Aborinal people. Language 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 thats language contains the esence of our ancestors, every word comes from place and identifies people and links to the land, country, the dreaming;they are all in inherent in language therefore it means the people, the land, everything." yolgu Elder Laurie bay marrwangga

  • Use the interactive map to locate and identify the local language group-

PLACE NAMES

the aboriginal name for shellhabour has been recorded