Mer Angenty-warn alhem | Travelling to Angenty waterhole

Batchelor Institute and Batchelor Institute Press are proud to present Mer Angenty-warn alhem  ‘Travelling to Angenty waterhole’ By April Pengart Campbell, Clarrie Kemarr Long, Jenny Green and Margaret Carew Published in 2015. To purchase the book, follow this link to Batchelor Press Angenty is a sacred waterhole in Anmatyerr and Warlpiri country, to the north of… Read more »

Arrernte language landscape

From Undoolya Road to Antulye Street: Arrernte street signs in Alice Springs Arrernte signs on buildings in Alice Springs Prior to European contact in Central Australia, Arrernte speaking people enjoyed exclusive ownership of the landscape and its resources surrounding the Macdonnell ranges – the region now occupied by the town of Alice Springs. Arrernte people… Read more »

Utopia Bush Medicine Project

  The Utopia Bush Medicine Project was a community-based intergenerational and multi-disciplinary, language maintenance and documentation project on the Utopia Homelands. Utopia is located in remote central Australia, approximately 300 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs. It is a decentralised community comprising 16 or so homelands which are situated on some of the traditional country of… Read more »

The Arrernte Language Office at the Desert People’s Centre

Akwertethe akaltyele anthenh-anthenhe ‘We are always learning’ MK Turner & Christobel Swan   The Arrernte Language Office is a space for Arrernte Language work and projects. It is available for Arrernte Language workers to use as a meeting and work space. It offers resources, such as a computer, access to the Batchelor Institute Library, internet,… Read more »


Rosie Jin-mujinggul and Charlie Mawundanga lived at Ji-balbal outstation in North-Central Arnhem Land in Australia. They lived a strong and traditional way of life using skills that they learned from their elders when they were growing up in the bush. In this video they show how to build a gorragorra, a bush sleeping platform, and… Read more »

Digitising sound and video recordings

NT Language Centre Support is supporting organisations and people in Maningrida to digitise video and audio cassettes. These are valuable records of people and events in Maningrida. Digitising means that videos and sound recordings can be copied and edited, and families can watch them. The digitising project is linked to the NT Library’s Community Stories… Read more »

Gun-ngaypa Rrawa | My Country

Batchelor Institute and Batchelor Press are proud to present: Gun-ngaypa Rrawa ‘My Country’ By: Crusoe Batara England, Patrick Muchana Litchfield, Raymond Walanggay England and Margaret Carew   This book presents stories from the Gun-nartpa people who live in North-Central Arnhem Land. The stories tell of Ancestral Spirits who created the country, and who are celebrated in… Read more »

Getting in Touch | Digital resources for Indigenous Languages

The Getting in Touch workshop was held in Alice Springs in April 2014. It brought together teams from Indigenous communities, linguists and technology experts. The workshop discussed issues and ideas about digital tools for Indigenous Language Speakers. Everyone brainstormed these ideas and created maps and plans for future resources. Getting in Touch is a project… Read more »