Teaching notes are available for the Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project series

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Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project series teaching Notes


Teaching notes for the Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project series books are now available for free download from UWA Publishing. These teaching notes have been prepared by Christina Wheeler for UWA Publishing and are freely available to assist teachers in the classroom.

The Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project Incorporated Reference Group comprises family members who are descended from the South West of Western Australia and are interested in publishing and promoting some of the stories from that area.

The Group’s main objective is to reclaim Wirlomin stories and dialect, in support of the maintenance of Noongar language, and to share them with Noongar families and communities as part of a process to claim, control and enhance Wirlomin Noongar cultural heritage.

Inspired by creation stories told to the American linguist Gerhardt Laves at Albany, Western Australia, around 1931 and returned to the Noongar people by his family after his death in the 1980s, the stories in this series (Dwoort Baal Kaat, Mamang, Ngaawily Nop, Noongar Mambara Bakitj, Noorn and Yira Boornak Nyininy) were workshopped through a series of community meetings involving elders – some of whom told stories to Laves in 1931 – artists, and linguists.


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 Dwoort Baal Kaat  Mamang  Ngaawily Nop  Noongar Mambara Bakitj  Noorn  Yira Boornak Nyininy


If you have any queries or are a school looking to purchase a class set please contact UWA Publishing via email admin-uwap@uwa.edu.au or via phone 08 6488 3670.


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