Visit from Yolngu ladies
Muurrbay Chairperson Shaa Smith introduced Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr and Djawundil Maymuru, two Yolngu ladies to Muurrbay. They had attended the recent Bellingen Writers festival to launch their book "Welcome to My Country.They sat in on a language class and there was a wonderful exchange of stories, songs, and support. They were interested to learn more about language revitalisation in NSW and they found it ironic that while support for two way or bilingual education is being withdrawn in the Northern territory, support for NSW languages has grown in recent years.
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