COMMUNITY & REMEMBRANCE

TERM 3

THE IMPORTANCE OF COUNTRY & PLACE

ABORINAL LANGUAGE

Language is extremly important to the Aboriginal peoples. Languages 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 that 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 inherent in language therefore it means the people, the land, everything." Yolgu Elder Laurie Bay Marrwangga

SPRIT OF THE LAND-POPPLET

PLACE NAMES

The Aboriginal name for Shellharbour has been recorded as both

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