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RUIL Research Newsletter April 2017

Welcome to the latest newsletter of the Research Unit for Indigenous Language. This newsletter published twice a year and contains details of the research activities, latest news and other achievements of the Research Unit.

Part-parti Mirring-yi | Aboriginal knowledge of birds of SW Victoria

Part-parti Mirring-yi is the latest in a suite of bird apps developed through a partnership between RUIL and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, NT. Part-parti Mirring-yi has been created in collaboration with the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority (CMA) and the Laka Gunditj Language Program. It features Aboriginal bird knowledge from the closely-related Dhauwurd Wurrung, Djargurt Wurrung, Kee Wurrung, Kirrae Wurrung, Kuurn Kopan Noot, Peek Wurrung and Wooloowoorroong language varieties of south west Victoria. Continue reading....

The Ngandi Dictionary Project

RUIL Project Officer Brighde Collins visited the Ngukurr Language Centre in February to deliver intensive training for the community-run Ngandi Dictionary Project. This project began in mid-2015, when a language worker at the Ngukurr Language Centre, Grant Thompson, acted on a well-defined need for a modernised version of an old dictionary. The previous Ngandi dictionary was published as part of a grammar written... Continue reading....

RUIL researcher Jenny Green speaks at National Gallery of Victoria

Jenny Green was invited to present a floor talk at the National Gallery of Victoria in an exhibition of Indigenous women’s art titled Who’s afraid of colour? Jenny focused on the art of Emily Kam Kngwarray and other women artists from Utopia in the Sandover region of the Northern Territory. Jenny reflected on the people she... Continue reading....

RUIL Research Newsletter April 2017