Visit to the Murrook Culture Centre, Williamtown (NSW)We have loved the visit to the Murrook Culture Centre! It was fantastic to have the chance to connect the community with the Worimi language material of the State...ViewOur word of the week is Mucca Mucca.According to Charles Macarthur King - Vocabulary of the language of the natives at Port Stephens, ca. 1845-1850, Mucca Mucca means “Red iron Bark tree”If you want to get involved, you...ViewOur Word of the Week is Yung-erAccording to Vocabulary of the Narangga tribe of the Lower Yorke peninsula, collected from George...View
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About the word lists and vocabularies
This website is not intended to be an authoritative source for Indigenous Languages in Australia. The language lists available from the State Library of New South Wales were recorded historically by many individuals — both amateurs and professionals — who documented Indigenous words, placenames and meanings. This includes records from explorers, surveyors, first settlers, missionaries, anthropologists and linguists.
Visitors to this website should be aware that the language documentation may not reflect current understandings of the use of some languages. Some lists may also record words and meanings inaccurately.
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