Indigenous Scholars Janet Mardbinda and Rachel Meiyinbara visit Melbourne University from Warruwi community

Building on their 2015 experience, Janet Marbinda and Rachel Meiyinbara, Indigenous scholars from Warruwi, visited Melbourne University to work with RUIL team member Ruth Singer. This gave Janet and Rachel the chance to expand on their language documentation skills developed since their 2015 visit, as well as increasing Janet’s capacity as a research assistant on Ruth Singer’s DECRA project looking at multilingualism and language use at Warruwi Community.

This visit also created the opportunity to include two more younger Warruwi community members in the creation of recordings as part of Ruth’s project 'Young people’s language use at Warruwi Community: Mawng-Kunwinjku bilinguals'. Two younger relatives of Janet Marbinda were based at St Leonard’s College (Brighton, Victoria) during this time, and this visit facilitated the participation of these students in the project, as well as fostering development of the relationship between Ruth’s project and the school.