Gumbaynggirr Yuludarla stories coming to audio!
Muurrbay is working on a project to create audio books for Gumbaynggirr stories, in partnership with Blakbooks, Tranby and Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation (BMNAC). The first stage of recording happened in February 2022 in the studios of Grow the Music in Toormina.
The recording team
Banyjarrambi!!! The Gumbaynggirr Giingana Freedom School opened on April 7 and Muurrbay CEO Gary Williams and staff were excited to attend.
It was a proud day for all Gumbaynggirr people and supporters: the opening of the first bilingual school featuring an Aboriginal language in NSW, starting with K – Year 2, but growing to cater for Year 12 students by 2030.
Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Two Path Strong, under the leadership of CEO Clark Webb and Muurr...
If you are wanting to learn your language but can't make it to classes, why not try learning online? Our introductory Gumbaynggirr course is now online offering lessons about pronunciation and grammar as well as providing models for an Acknowledgement or Welcome to Country. There are quizzes too, so you can test your own learning.
Go to the Publications and Resources tab at the top of this page and go to Online Courses. Alternatively, click here, and ...
Brother Stephen Morelli, who has worked with Gumbaynggirr people on language for over thirty years was recently announced as the co-winner of the Patji-Dawes Award. This is Australia's premier award for teaching a language other than English. Brother Steve was nominated by Gary Williams, our CEO, who, along with everyone else who learned has Gumbaynggirr in the past thirty years, learned it from him. Brother Steve started working with Gumbaynggirr Elders a
Despite being one of the wettest days in months, the Muurrbay Open Day on 16 March, to celebrate the completion of our renovations and repairs funded by a Heritage Near Me strategic grant from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage was well attended and a great success. Everyone enjoyed the mini-language classes run by several of out Certificate III graduates, singing along with Guganbuwala and the sausage sizzle expertly-manned by staff from the
Our Muurrbay building needs a new roof.The tiles on the roof are old and brittle and the whole roof will need replacing as soon as possible at a cost of around $65,000.
Please help Muurrbay with our New Roof Appeal. Click here to read more including how to make a tax deductible donation. All donations, large or small, are received with deep gratitude.
On Sunday 16 February, a graduation ceremony was held for students of the Certificate III in Gumbaynggirr Language and Culture Maintenance. Gumbaynggirr man, and former Australian Senator, Aden Ridgeway, was the guest speaker and presented the certificates.
Graduates Standing: L-R: Lindy Moffatt, Blake Cusack, Judith Peen, Raylene McMahon, Debby Elliott, Wendy Morris, Vicky Filewood, Penelope Grace, Lesley Green Sitting: L-R: Dylan Maycock, Mark S...
To launch the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages, Dhanggati man Craig Ritchie, started his address in his own language, Dhanggati.You can hear him by going to:
http://webtv.un.org/d/watch/general-assembly-high-level-plenary-meeting-for-the-global-launch-of-the-international-year-of-indigenous-languages/5997497455001/?term=?term&lan=french where you can hear Craig at about 1:07:27
Craig is the CEO of the Australian Institute of Aborig...
This year is the International Year of Indigenous Languages and a good year to bring people's attention to the work happening at language centres, in schools, in community organizations and in families to reclaim and maintain the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages of Australia.
In March Muurrbay will be holding an open day to celebrate the renovation work that we have been able to do thank to funding from Heritage Near Me. It will...
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