MLT News

ADNYAMATHANHA TRADITIONAL LANDS ASSOCIATION (ATLA) MEN’S CAMP

May 27, 2015

From the 8th – 10th May this year, the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association (ATLA) held an Adnyamathanha Men’s Camp at Ikara Wilpena. The camp was designed to bring Adnyamathanha men and boys of all ages together, to share cultural practices and language, and to give people a chance to talk to Senior Adnyamathanha Men about […]

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DIGITAL STORYTELLING WITH BARNGARLA

May 10, 2015

As part our the recent Barngarla family based workshop in Whyalla, the Mobile Language Team helped produce a Digital Story which is now available online. All the pictures in the video were painted by Anita and Dawn Taylor’s family. The use of Barngarla words in stories is a crucial aspect of language revival. Encouraging Barngarla people to […]

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MLT HOLD FAMILY-BASED DIGITAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP AT WHYALLA

April 17, 2015

On the 23rd of April 2015 the Mobile Language Team held a family based digital storytelling workshop in Whyalla. MLT members Paul Monaghan and Celeste Humphris as well as IT/Media consultant Will Fisher travelled to Whyalla to work with around 30 members of the Taylor family. The outcome of the workshop was a beautiful digital […]

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MLT SUPPORTS NGARRINDJERI LANGUAGE CLASS AT VICTOR HARBOUR

February 13, 2015

In December Clayton Cruse participated in a Ngarrindjeri language class run at Victor Harbour High School. The MLT has supported this initiative to extend Ngarrindjeri language classes to the wider Victor Harbour community and to enable Phyllis Williams to complete her Certificate IV in Teaching an Endangered Aboriginal Language. The MLT has previously supported the […]

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HERMANN KOELER’S ADELAIDE

January 13, 2015

In September 2014, Professor Peter Mühlhäusler, Manager of the Mobile Language Team, visited an antiquarian book dealer in Berlin to inspect three sketchbooks featuring the artwork of Hermann Koeler. Hermann Koeler was a German ship’s Doctor who visited South Australia in 1838. During his stay he produced two articles on the customs and language of […]

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MARIA STEWART – LINGUIST, INTERPRETER AND MLT RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

December 16, 2014

Maria Stewart is a Yankunytjatjara, Arrernte and Wangkangurru woman who has been working with Dr Paul Monaghan researching the vitality, or state of health of the Yankunytjatjara language outside of the APY lands. This work has taken place in a number of locations in South Australia and Northern Territory, including Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta, Apatula (Finke) […]

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THE MLT’S CLAYTON CRUSE ATTENDS 2014 WANALA CONFERENCE IN BROOME

October 20, 2014

In early September I travelled to Broome to attend the 2014 Western and Northern Aboriginal Language Alliance (WANALA) Conference. The conference was held at The University of Notre Dame’s Broome campus, and lasted 3 days. People travelled from all over Australia to attend, most of whom were working in the field in some way, shape […]

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MLT CADET DAWN TAYLOR WAKES UP THE BARNGARLA LANGUAGE

August 20, 2014

“I feel we have finally woken our language and now we can share it. I’m the happiest woman in the world” Whyalla resident Dawn Taylor recently completed a cadetship with the MLT. Her project was to research and develop a digital learning tool for the revival of the Barngarla language. Dawn produced an audio-visual presentation […]

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WORLDS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION 2014 (WIPC:E)

June 25, 2014

From May 19-25th 2014 I was lucky enough to attend and present at the 2014 Worlds Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WiPC:E), held at Kapiolani Community College in Honolulu, Hawai’i. I received an Indigenous Travel Assistance Grant from the University of Adelaide, and was also fortunate to receive financial support from the Mobile Language Team. […]

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