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Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages Brunswick, Victoria

VACL is the peak Indigenous body for Victorian Aboriginal Languages, created to develop partnerships with, and provide resources and information to, government and non-government and community organisations. The VACL Library is a repository for specialist language materials for Indigenous communities. It also houses a range of media including books, audio-visual materials, manuscripts and other items in print and electronic form.

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PO Box 184 Brunswick Victoria 3056 (map)
phone
+61 (03) 9600 3811

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Not open to the public.

Location

33 Saxon Street Brunswick Victoria

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The VACL Library is a unique and highly significant resource. It features the most complete holding of materials on Victorian Aboriginal languages in existence, and is the only place prioritising Community as well as historical and linguistic materials. To achieve VACL’s aim of providing and maintaining a central resource for Victorian Indigenous languages to benefit local Aboriginal communities and individuals of Victorian Aboriginal descent, the Library’s focus is on Aboriginal languages in Victoria. However, the collection extends to resources on interstate Indigenous languages, as well as covering issues of endangered languages and language reclamation around the world. Although its focus remains on Aboriginal languages of Victoria, the Library's specialisation encompasses a diverse range of subject areas. The collection contains resources covering, but not restricted to, the subjects of linguistics, history, sociology, education and botany.

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Please contact us in the event that you are the owner of the copyright or related rights in any of the material on this website, or in a publication or broadcast to which VACL has provided material from its collections, and you believe that the material may be subject to a third party ownership or another legal claim,or you believe that use of this material infringes your intellectual property or any other rights.
We will withdraw the material from our website upon receipt of your written objection and our initial verification of your complaint, while the matter is investigated. Your objection will be acknowledged within seven working days of receipt.

For any other copyright queries, please contact us on [email protected]

Elizabeth Swan 5 July 2016 5:07 PM

Hi I'm an Aboriginal teacher who is teaching Aboriginal Gamilaroi language in a high school years 7 and 8. I have very limited resources and wondering if there is anything on our language that I may be able to borrow or purchase .

Jenny Gibson 6 July 2016 11:31 AM

Dear Elizabeth, thank you very much for contacting us. Although we do have resources relating to Gamilaroi Language, items in our collection are not for sale or loan. I'm wondering where you are located. If we know your region, we might be able to point you to more local organisations that could help you and your students. If you're in or ever around Melbourne, we would love you to visit. If you have any questions about this, please don't hesitate to contact us on (03) 9600 3811 or [email protected] Thanks again for your message, Kind Regards, Jenny Gibson

Patricia Holt 2 May 2017 8:14 AM

thank you for the website. I would like to know how you would name the original people of the Creswick, Vic. area. I have seen mention of Wemba Wemba and Dja Dja Warrung, also Kulin nation (in your website for the dictionary of Wathawoorrong. Thank you

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972 items

972 items

Book - Djadja Wurrung language of Central Victoria : including place names

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

A dictionary of the Djadja Wurrung language including a short introduction with pronunciation and grammatical information. Includes Djadja Wurrung-English and English-Djadja Wurrung sections, and a section on Djadja Wurrung placenames.

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Maps, b&w illustrations, word lists

Book with CD - Marlak 2

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Language reader.

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Colour photographs, word lists, CD

Audio CD - Beyond the bars : highlights from 3CR's prison broadcasts : NAIDOC Week 2014

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Part of a series of prison broadcast productions delivered by 3CR. Includes interviews, songs, poems and messages from Indigenous inmates, and also features Kutcha Edwards. Meg Butler (technical producer)

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2 CD set

Periodical - Literacy in an Aboriginal context : work papers of SIL-AAB

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

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Maps, b&w illustrations, tables

Periodical - Working papers in linguistics

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Collection of papers on a variety of Linguistic aspects.

DVD - Myaamiaki eemamwiciki : Miami awakening

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Myaamiaki eemamwicikia is a comprehensive look at the language and culture revitalization efforts of the Miami Tribe. The documentary captures moments of transition, as myaamia people gain traditional knowledge and share it within their homes and communities. Myaamiaki eemamwicikia features interviews with community elders, families, youth, and tribal educators as the Miami Tribe continue to reclaim their heritage and rebuild as a community"--Container. Explores summer workshops, home teaching, and the Myaamia Project for Language Revitalization which illustrates the interrelationship of the tribe with Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Book - George Augustus Robinson's journey into South-Eastern Australia, 1844 with George Henry Haydon's narrative of part of the same journey

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Looking at the journeys of George Augustus Robinson and George Henry Haydon into South-Eastern Australia.

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maps, b&w illustrations, b&w photographs

Book - Australian Government Directory, The. Incorporating Business Australia.

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Directory of a range of government organisations, agencies and businesses.

Book - Making the jump : a resource book for teachers of Aboriginal students

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

The focus of Making the Jump is the acceptance of Aboriginal students' home language, and the use of that language as a jumping off point for teaching Standard Australian English. It is a valuable classroom resource for teachers working with students whose home language is Kriol or Aboriginal English. Ch. 1. First impressions Ch. 2. Cultures in the classroom Ch. 3. Understanding the languages Ch. 4. Separating the languages Ch. 5. SAE- Planning and practice Ch. 6. Discovering the differences Ch. 7. Games.

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B&w illustrations, diagrams, games

Periodical - Victorian historical journal : from the collection

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

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b&w photographs, document reproductions

Book - The little lost bandicoots

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

A storybook for For primary school age children.

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Colour illustrations

Book - Aboriginal people of Victoria

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Booklet on Victorian Aboriginal culture and history.

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colour photographs, illustrations, b&w photographs, maps

Book - Barriyala - let's work : Gumbaynggirr language student workbook 3

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Workbook with songs, games and activities for primary school children.

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Colour illustrations, b&w illustrations, word lists, maps

Periodical - Aboriginal history

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

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maps, b&w photographs, b&w illustrations, tables, sheet music

Book - Djinadara wer Noorn 3

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Language reader.

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Colour photographs, word lists, CD

Book - Kamilaroi and Kurnai : group-marriage and relationship, and marriage by elopement drawn chiefly from the usage of the Australian Aborigines : also the Kurnai tribe, their customs in peace and war

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Original notes taken by Fison and Howitt into marriage rites and customs in the Kurnai, Kamilaroi and JAMILARAAY people. It looks at kinship terms. Includes maps.

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tables

Map - Region 2 rural directory : Bendigo &? North Central Victoria: fully detailed maps &? roads index of Bendigo &? the developing areas surrounding

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

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maps

Book - Barna 2

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Language reader.

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Colour photographs, word lists, CD

Book - SBS SBS atlas of languages : the origin and development of languages throughout the world

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Over 30 full-colour maps, over 40 of the world?s major languages, language family trees, over 100 stunning full-colour photographs. A full glossary of linguistic terms.

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Maps, colour illustrations, colour photographs

Book - Nyernila : listen continuously : Aboriginal Creation stories of Victoria

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Creation stories from Language groups around Victoria

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Colour photographs, maps, word lists

Book - An overview of the sources for a language and clan atlas of Eastern Victoria and Southern New South Wales

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

This monograph concerns Eastern Victoria and Southern New South Wales and reviews the ethnographic record available for the study area. A test case is made of one tribe within the study area which requires further research. Overall, the literature review and the case study demonstrate that the ability to undertake detailed reconstructions, as Clark and Barwick have done for the other regions, can be undertaken in Eastern Victoria and Southern New South Wales, and this model will form the basis of future research.

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maps, b&w illustrations, b&w photographs, document reproductions, tables

Book - Writing on the backs of the blacks

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

The author has set out to study the effects of newly developing literacy on a predominantly oral society. She persuasively argues for an awareness of the dangers of denying a voice to the very people who are the objects of such linguistics research.

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Maps

Book - Some thoughts on the literacy issues in Indigenous contexts

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Indigenous education and formal school language issues of the past are explored. Literacy and articulation as placed in schools are a main focus.

Book - The Bunganditj (Buwandik) language of the Mount Gambier Region

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Contains word lists, pronouncation guides, English translation, and looks at dialects and neighbouring languages.

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Maps, b&w photographs, word lists

Book - Language resources : a report to the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages for the Wurundjeri Land Tribe Compensation and Cultural Heritage Council Inc.

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Language resources for a number of Victorian Indigenous languages.

Audio CD - Music recorded at Gerard Mission, Cummeragunja, Barmah and Deniliquin

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Songs performed by Annie Mason, Cyril Gerard and Cyril Lindsay at Gerard Mission; Sophie and Coral Briggs at Cummeragunja; Aaron Briggs at Barmah; Ralph Day and Dennis Atkinson at Deniliquin.

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CD, recording notes (for tracks 00191a and 00191b)

Book - The Loddon Aborigines : tales of old Jim Crow

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

This regional survey is the last of a trilogy, each of which deals with a particular aspect of living conditions and racial relationships in the Loddon watershed in the early Colonial days.

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maps, b&w photographs

Book - Australian Aboriginal native words and their meanings

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

A short book of Aboriginal words with definitions intended as a source for naming places or properties. Aboriginal-English only and no indication of source languages.

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word lists, b&w photographs

Book - Birds 4 : of Victoria and southern Australia : inland waters

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

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Colour illustrations, maps

Book - Trees of Victoria and adjoining areas

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Brunswick

Format features leaf identification, map of location, seeds and bark etc., in black and white drawings.

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Colour photographs, illustrations, maps