Wangarra ‘devil’

  This is a story about a wangarra ‘devil spirit’ that steals a little girl’s dog. It was recorded by Beverley England in the Gun-nartpa language. The pictures are by Carmel O’Shaunessy.

Harold Furber’s welcome to the Desert Knowledge Precinct

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Here is a welcome to the Desert Knowledge precinct from Harold Furber, from the Central Arrente community. The NT Language Centre support program for Central Australia is based at Batchelor Institute, in the Desert Knowledge Precinct, south Stuart Highway, Alice Springs.

Western Arrarnta in art – Gloria Panka

Here’s a beautiful film from ABC Open in Alice Springs: Western Arrarnta in art. The film shows artist Gloria Panka at work and includes some words from the Western Arrarnta language. ABC Open made this video for the ABC Open project ‘Mother Tongue’ to showcase local Indigenous languages. There are many other stories on ABC… Read more »

Getting in Touch Workshop, Alice Springs April 2014

Bilingual educators, researchers, linguists, game developers and media makers came together in Alice Springs in April 2014 to share their projects and explore ways of transforming language resources into apps for mobile devices.

Mer Angenty-warn alhem | Travelling to Angenty Waterhole

  Angenty is the name of a special waterhole in Anmatyerr country to the north-west of Alice Springs in Central Australia. It has great cultural significance for Anmatyerr and Warlpiri people. This book is about a family visit to this place. Men, women and children camped in the riverbed and the elders told stories about… Read more »