MLT News

YANKUNYTJATJARA CHILDREN’S BOOK LAUNCH

October 13, 2015

The Mobile Language Team attended this years Writers Festival “Eye of the Storm – finding home in Alice Springs at the very beautiful Olive Pink Botanic Gardens on Saturday 19th September 2015. Karina Lester, Jessica Hughes and Larissa Hughes joined Josh Santospirito (multimedia artist, illustrator and writer) in launching the Yankunytjatjara Children’s Books in a […]

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MLT SUPPORTS LANGUAGE LEARNING PROGRAM PROJECT IN CEDUNA

June 15, 2015

On June 22 the Mobile Language Team’s Paul Monaghan, along with Far West Language Centre consultants Tannon Kew, Will Fisher and Celeste Humphris travelled to Ceduna to launch the new Language Learning Program project. The MLT supported Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation and the Far West Language Centre to develop and deliver the project. The project involved […]

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YANKUNYTJATJARA DIGITISATION PROJECT

May 27, 2015

In 2014 the Mobile Language Team in cooperation with Yankunytjatjara people began a project to digitise and distribute a range of audio and visual materials containing the Yankunytjatjara people. Handing the amazing collection of digital resources over to the Mimili Community means that the Yankunytjatjara people can have access to parts of their history and […]

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ADNYAMATHANHA TRADITIONAL LANDS ASSOCIATION (ATLA) MEN’S CAMP

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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