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West Kimberley

Nov
2010

Readings by Remote

By Howard Amery, CSIS West Kimberley Project Officer For several years now, Sunday mornings for Mary Nankivell are focussed on driving the 15 km from Derby to Mowanjum to help set up for worship, a...

Jul
2010

Spell it with a ‘g’ not with a ‘k’

by Howard Amery"You're talking too light!" Janet tells me. "In Worrorra we talk a bit heavy, not light like some of the other languages around here. You say 'agu' not 'aku'. 'Agu' means water." Born...

Apr
2010

Worrorra

By Hannah Harper During his 3 week visit to Western Australia in March-April, Howard Amery has spent time with Janet Oobagooma and Heather Umbagai in the Worrorra language project. Together, they...

Jan
2010

Reclaiming Linguistic Heritage

By Howard Amery Imagine having your mouth washed out with soap and water for speaking your own language. Imagine the  psychological damage from this indignity, suffered while at school in the...

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