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Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages newsletter



Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages newsletter


Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages

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Charles Darwin University


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Charles Darwin University

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Newsletter #7 October 2013

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19/01/2022, 11:23 Living Archive newsletter October 2013 Subscribe Past Issues Translate..., and images using html5. Linguist Mary Laughren has been working with Lajamanu elder Jeannie Herbert (at right, with Cathy Bow) to record some books in Warlpiri that will be turned into talking books. If you know anything about epub formats, or have recordings that could be linked to books in our archive, we'd love to hear from you! COMMUNITY PERMISSIONS The search for signatures continues, with significant help from a number of people. On a recent trip to Central Australia, Cathy Bow and Susan Moore visited Papunya, and spent time driving around the local football oval with senior Luritja elder Charlotte Phillipus pointing out various people who were watching the footy competition and inviting them to hear about the project and sign permission forms. also, the school council at Yipirinya School in Alice Springs were happy to give permission for all their materials to be made public on our website. People in our network with connections in communities have also assisted with the search - Elizabeth Caldwell had worked on Groote Eylandt for many years prior to retirement, and she was delighted to return there and reconnect with a number of people while sharing about the Living Archive project. Haydee McKittrick is working with Anita Painter in Barunga to find many of the authors and illustrators of books in Kriol and other languages. Cathy will soon be visiting Wadeye and Maningrida to assess the language materials there which have yet to be digitised, and to get permission signatures. We're still following up some contacts in other areas, and hope to get many more signatures before the end of this year. PROMOTING THE LIVING ARCHIVE We now have some AS brochures and A2 posters available to promote the website and archive - let us know if you'd like some for your office, school or home. The Charles Darwin UniversitY. Origins magazine recently featured an article about our project, including an interview with Milingimbi elder Waymamba GaykamarJu about the inclusion of her father's stories in the collection. FUTURE PLANS We're still holding our collective breath waiting to hear if our application for further funding from the Australian Research Council for another Linkag., lnfrastructure,YiRment and Facilities grant. If successful, we'll be working with NT Department of Education and Australian National University again, plus new partners Northern Territory Library, Batchelor Institute, and Catholic Education. https://us5.campaign-archive.com/?u=f40ebd8a19bc233bb624902b4&id=04f0a3e960 3/4