Gurr-goni dictionary launch

We are pleased and proud to announce the launch of the Gurr-goni Dictionary on 14 April at Maningrida College in Maningrida. For more information about the Gurr-goni Dictionary, click here.   Artwork by Joe Injamul, Gurrgoni people, Sacred Dilly Bag, natural pigments on eucalyptus bark, 91.8 x 58 cm, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 1982,… Read more »

Mewal films

We are proud to share our two new films from the Mewal song project. Hope you enjoy them! Mewal: A Marrangu songline Wakwak: Crow dance Thanks to all the singers, performers, owners and djungkays. See here for more information about the Mewal Song Project.

Multilingualism research project at Maningrida

Maningrida is one of the most multilingual communities in the world, with over ten languages spoken in a community of around 2,500 people. As such, the question of which languages are spoken when, with whom, and why, is an interesting and complex matter. Linguist Jill Vaughan from the Research Unit for Indigenous Language at the… Read more »

Multilingualism at Maningrida conference presentation

In May this year linguist Jill Vaughan from the University of Melbourne, in collaboration with Margaret Carew from Batchelor Institute, gave a presentation about multilingualism in Maningrida at a conference at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, U.S.A. The conference was the International Symposium on Bilingualism, a large conference where language researchers, teachers and experts get… Read more »

Maningrida Book Launch – Gun-ngaypa Rrawa ‘My Country’

  We were very proud to launch our new book Gun-ngaypa Rrawa ‘My Country’ at Maningrida on 25 March. The book was presented to elder Robert Bibora in a ceremonial performance by men and women from the An-nguliny and related clan groups. Robert Bibora is the senior member of the Gopamolija clan group, and is… Read more »

Gun-ngaypa Rrawa Book Launch Invitation

  Gun-ngaypa Rrawa means ‘My Country’ in the Gun-nartpa language of North-central Arnhem Land, Australia. In this book, An-nguliny clan leader and celebrated artist England Banggala tells of Yirrichinga Ancestral Spirits who created the country around Gochan Jiny-jirra on the Cadell River, and the Jowunga spirits associated with his mother’s clan around the Barlparnarra swamp and… Read more »

Burarra signs and posters

Maningrida School ran two bilingual programs from the early 1980s until 2008. These programs provided the framework for local educators to be educational leaders in the community and for children to learn in their own languages at school. There is plenty of evidence at Maningrida of the results of Bilingual education. Some of the greatest riches… Read more »

Digitising audio tapes

Ben and Margaret start digitising audio tapes, using a Nakamichi tape deck and Audacity software. In this video, Ben explains the equipment set up for digitising audio Margaret digitises the first audio cassette from the Maningrida College Collection (MC-AC-001)

Video digitising setup

Ben Foley explains the video digitising set up for digitising miniDV and VHS tapes, featuring Ben, Margaret Carew and Bradley White. Filmed by Jill Vaughan at Maningrida College, October 2014.