Community&Remembrance

Term 3

THE IMPORTANCE OF COUNTRY & PLACE

ABORINAL LANGUAGE

Language is extremely importent to the Aboriginal peoples. Language cary cultural knowledge,so the loss of a language means the loss of culture,of Aboriginal peoples connections to their ancestors.

"The importent thing about language and what it means that language contains the essence of our ancestors, every word comes from places and idenifies people and links to the land ,country, the dreming:they are allinherent in languge,therefor it means the people, the land, everything"yolngu elderlaurie baymarrwangga



place names

the aboriganal name foe shellhourbour has been recorded as both yerrwah(meting place). and wonin,(place where there was big fish).The Erupion name shellhourbour refers to the large quanwa