COMMUNITY & REMEMBRANCE

TERM 3

THE IMPORTANCE OF COUNTRY & PLACE

ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE

Language is extremely important to the Aboriginal peoples. Language carry cultural knowledge, so the loss of a language means the loss of cultural, of Aboringinal people's 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 place and identifies people and links to the land, country, the dreaming: they are all inherent in language, therfore it means the people, the land, everything."yolngu elder laurie bammyarrmning

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

Language is important to the Aboriginal people because...


loseing your language would be like you lost you sole and background and have to start all over again. Then you are like nobody.

  • Use the interactive map to locate and identify the loacal language group.

The loacal language group for the illawarra is

It is also know as

PLACE NAMES

The Aboriginal name for shellharbour has been recorded as both Yerrowah (meeting place), and Wonwin, (place where there were big fish). The Eurpoen name shellharbour refers to the large quanities of shell in Aboriginal middens along the forshore in the early to the mid 19th century. Due to the mining of shells in the mid 19th century for the prodaction of lime vast middens no longer remain.

TYPES OF TRANSPORT PAST

Use the website QT- OF TRANSPORT PAST!