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Ayakwa : a publication of the Anindilyakwa Land Council

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Title

Ayakwa : a publication of the Anindilyakwa Land Council

Other title

Anindilyakwa Land Council newsletter

Creator

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Collection

Ayakwa; PublicationNT; E-Journals; Ayakwa

Date

2017-10

Location

Alyangula

Notes

One People. One Voice; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Groote Eylandt (N.T.); Anindilyakwa Land Council; Aboriginal Australians; Land tenure; Periodicals

Publisher name

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Place of publication

Alyangula

Series

Ayakwa

Volume

Newsletter, October 2017

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Anindilyakwa Land Council

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/300561

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/376502

Page content

New computer program helps track family ancestry THE ALCs Anthropology Unit has been working with Traditional Owners to update the ALC genealogy register, a database of family histories that has been meticulously maintained over the years. The team is using an exciting new computer program called Family Historian to help with this important work. Genealogist Judy Lalara and anthropologist Leslie Pyne are heading the work and are keen to meet with Traditional Owners to record new births and deaths, and print family trees for anyone who wants to learn about their ancestry. Elders have emphasised the importance of updating the genealogy register to use it as a tool to teach young people about their relationships on both their mothers and fathers sides. Family Historian will be available on the computers at the Cultural Centres in Angurugu, Umbakumba and Milyakburra. Anyone wanting to look at or update their family trees can contact Judy or Leslie on 8987 4010. RECORDS: Genealogist Judy Lalara is keen to meet with Traditional Owners to record new babies and deaths, and print family trees. | October 2017 Page 7 Researcher calls on residents to close bins CONCERN: Dr Skye Cameron says the quolls had likely climbed into the bin to scavenge food scraps and had been unable to get out. A QUOLL researcher is calling on residents to keep their wheelie bins closed after two endangered northern quolls were found dead. Dr Skye Cameron said they were too late to rescue these quolls, one of which had six pouch young. The University of Queensland (UQ) researcher said the quolls had likely climbed into the bin to scavenge food scraps and had been unable to get out. She had rescued quolls from inside bins three times within a week. UQ is undertaking a number of research projects with the endangered species on Groote Eylandt.