comunity and remembrance

term 3

Aboriginal Language

Language is extremely important to the aboriginal peoples. Languages carry cultral knowledge , so the loss of a language means the loss of a culture, of aboriginal peoples 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 from a place and identifies

. explain the importance of the aboriginal language in your own words

language is important to the aboriginal people because they could lose every thing they did as a kid. they would be nobodys lost in a new land.

our aboriginal language is Tharawal

place names

The aboriginal name for shellharbour has been recorded as both yerrowah (meeting place), and wonwin, (place where there were big fish) .The Eurapean name shellharbour refers to the large quantities of shells found in aboriginalmiddens along the foreshore in the early mid 19th century