Community & Rememberance

term 3

The Importance Of Country & Place


Language is extremely important to the Aboriginal peoples. Languages carry cultural knowledge, so the loss of a language means the loss of culture, of Aboriginal people's connections to their ancestors. "The important thing about language and what it means is that language contains the essence of our annsetiors, every word comes from place and identifies people people and links to the land, country, the dresming: they are all inherent in language, therfor it means the people, the land, every thing."Yolngu Elder Laurie Baymarrwangga

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

Language is important to Aboriginal people because they speak in their own language and its their culture

  • Use the interactive map yo locate and identify the local language group.

the local language group of the Illawarra is...

it is also known as...