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Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages Fitzroy, 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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70 Hanover Street Fitzroy Victoria (map)
phone
+61 (03) 9600 3811
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Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm (closed Public Holidays) Appointment required. Please telephone to arrange a visit.

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Free

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70 Hanover Street Fitzroy 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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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 info@vaclang.org.au. 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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Book - tyama-teeyt yookapa : interviews from the Meeting Point Project

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

This book is a collection of stories, reflections and hopes abuot Language revival in Australian Aboriginal communities, extracted from a series of interviews carried out during 2009-2010.

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B&w photographs

Book - Collected works of Lesley van Moolenbroek

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

A collection of poems.

Book - Letters from Aboriginal women of Victoria, 1867-1926

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

This edited collection of women's correspondence constitutes an important historical record of the experiences of Aboriginal women during a crucial period of social change. In particular the letters are valuable for the insight they offer into the impact on Aboriginal communities of government legislation and mission policies and the women's assertion of their entitlement to freedom and agency. Written by 81 different women, the letters cover such issues as children, family, religion, land, housing and material assistance.

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maps, b&w photographs

Periodical - Aboriginal history

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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b&w photographs, musical notation, word lists

Book - Victorian implementation review of the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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graphs, tables

CD-ROM - Database of Aboriginal placenames of Victoria

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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CD-ROM

Kit - Aboriginal English in the courts kit : a report on Aboriginal English in the courts

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

The overall objective of this report is to collate information about Aboriginal English in order to inform future staff training and resources for people working in the courts, including solicitors and magistrates. Features Radio National transcript from Lingua Franca program, and content by Diane Eades.

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tables, sample legal letters, pamphlets, information card

Book with CD - The Australian race : its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia, and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent, Vol. 2

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

CD ROM - home made, contains scanned images of a few pages. CDROM located in CD ROM case

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B&w illustrations, word lists, CD-ROM

Book - Language and communication enhancement for two-way education : report

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Periodical - Aboriginal history

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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B&w photographs, word lists

Book - The green book of Language revitalization in practice

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

1. Language Revitalization: An Overview /? Leanne Hinton 2. Diversity in Local Language Maintenance and Restoration: A Reason For Optimism /? Anna Ash, Jessie Little Doe Fermino and Ken Hale 3. Federal Language Policy and Indigenous Languages in the United States /? Leanne Hinton 4. "... To Help Assure the Survival and Continuing Vitality of Native American Languages" /? Robert D. Arnold 5. Language Planning /? Leanne Hinton Introduction to the Pueblo Languages /? Leanne Hinton 6. Native Language Planning: A Pilot Process in the Acoma Pueblo Community /? Christine P. Sims 7. The Key To Cultural Survival: Language Planning and Revitalization in the Pueblo de Cochiti /? Regis Pecos and Rebecca Blum-Martinez The Navajo Language: I /? Ken Hale 8. Navajo Head Start Language Study /? Paul R. Platero 9. Introduction to Revitalization of National Indigenous Languages /? Leanne Hinton Introduction to the Welsh Language /? Leanne Hinton 10. Welsh: A European Case of Language Maintenance /? Gerald Morgan Introduction to the Maori Language /? Ken Hale 11. Te Kohanga Reo: Maori Language Revitalization /? Jeanette King An Introduction to the Hawaiian Language /? Leanne Hinton 12. The Movement to Revitalize Hawaiian Language and Culture /? Sam L. No'Eau Warner 13. "Mai Loko Mai O Ka 'I'ini: Proceeding from a Dream": The 'Aha Punana Leo Connection in Hawaiian Language Revitalization /? William H. Wilson and Kauanoe Kamana 14. Teaching Methods /? Leanne Hinton The Karuk Language /? Leanne Hinton 15. Teaching Well, Learning Quickly: Communication-Based Language Instruction /? Terry Supahan and Sarah E. Supahan The Navajo Language: II /? Ken Hale 16. Tsehootsooidi Olta'gi Dine Bizaad Bihoo'aah: A Navajo Immersion Program at Fort Defiance, Arizona /? Marie Arviso and Wayne Holm 17. The Master-Apprentice Language Learning Program /? Leanne Hinton 18. Linguistic Aspects of Language Teaching and Learning in Immersion Contexts /? Ken Hale 19. New Writing Systems /? Leanne Hinton An Introduction to Paiute /? Leanne Hinton and Ken Hale 20. Language Revitalization in the San Juan Paiute Community and the Role of a Paiute Constitution /? Pamela Bunte and Robert Franklin 21. Audio-Video Documentation /? Leanne Hinton Australian Languages /? Ken Hale 22. Strict Locality in Local Language Media: An Australian Example /? Ken Hale The Arapaho Language /? Ken Hale 23. Reflections on the Arapaho Language Project, or When Bambi Spoke Arapaho and Other Tales of Arapaho Language Revitalization Efforts /? Stephen Greymorning Irish /? Ken Hale 24. Continuity and Vitality: Expanding Domains through Irish-Language Radio /? Colleen Cotter The Mono Language /? Ken Hale 25. On Using Multimedia in Language Renewal: Observations from Making the CD-ROM Taitaduhaan /? Paul V. Kroskrity and Jennifer F. Reynolds 26. Can the Web Help Save My Language? /? Laura Buszard-Welcher 27. Training People to Teach Their Language /? Leanne Hinton Inuttut and Innu-aimun /? Ken Hale 28. The Role of the University in the Training of Native Language Teachers: Labrador /? Alana Johns and Irene Mazurkewich Languages of Arizona, Southern California, and Oklahoma /? Leanne Hinton 29. Indigenous Educators as Change Agents: Case Studies of Two Language Institutes /? Teresa L. McCarty, Lucille J. Watahomigie and Akira Y. Yamamoto /? [et al.] The Navajo Language: III /? Ken Hale 30. Promoting Advanced Navajo Language Scholarship /? Clay Slate 31. Sleeping Languages: Can They Be Awakened? /? Leanne Hinton 32. The Use of Linguistic Archives in Language Revitalization: The Native California Language Restoration Workshop /? Leanne Hinton The Ohlone Languages /? Leanne Hinton 33. New Life for a Lost Language /? Linda Yamane.

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Maps, b&w photographs, tables, word lists

Conference proceedings - Language endangerment in the 21st century : globalisation, technology and new media : proceedings of the conference FEL XVI, 12-15 September 2012, AUT University, Auckland, Aotearoa/?New Zealand

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Session 1: Technology and Cultural knowledge: Documentation, transmission and resource Session 2: Television and Endangered Languages Session 3: Technology: Archiving, Lexicography, Translation, Databases Session 4: Technology: Teaching and Learning endangered languages Session 5: Social media, press and endangered languages Session 6: Multiple perspectives on language endangerment in the 21st century

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Maps, b&w photographs, tables

Book - Victorian squatters

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Detailed study of the white settlement of Victoria, with extensive maps and registers of early squatters.

Book - The journey cycles of the Boonwurrung: stories with Boonwurrung language

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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maps

Book - Australian Aboriginal words and their meanings

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Short book of approximately 3,000 words from South Australian languages. No specific indication of source languages given.

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word lists

Book with CD - Djerap 2

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Language reader.

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Colour photographs, word lists, CD

Book - Aboriginal People of Tasmania

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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colour photographs, illustrations, b&w photographs

Book - Australian legends : tales handed down from the remotest times by the autocthonous inhabitants of our land : parts 1 and 2

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Peck has collected a range of myths and legends from Aboriginal people, and also stories of the early pioneers in Australia.

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b&w illustrations

Book - That's my country belonging to me : Aboriginal land tenure and dispossession in nineteenth century Western Victoria

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Investigating the dispossession of Aboriginal people from their lands in Western Victoria. The methods of dispossession (exclusion etc.) and restrictions, with the consequences of this.

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maps, tables, b&w photographs

Periodical - Australian Aboriginal studies : journal of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Darkness and a little light: ?Race? and sport in Australia Colin Tatz (AIATSIS & Australian National University) and Daryl Adair (University of Technology Sydney) Despite ?the wonderful and chaotic universe of clashing colors, temperaments and emotions, of brave deeds against odds seemingly insuperable?, sport is mixed with ?mean and shameful acts of pure skullduggery?, villainy, cowardice, depravity, rapaciousness and malice. Thus wrote celebrated American novelist Paul Gallico on the eve of the Second World War (Gallico 1938 [1988]:9-10). An acute enough observation about society in general, his farewell to sports writing also captures the ?clashing colors? in Australian sport. In this ?land of the fair go?, we look at the malice of racism in the arenas where, as custom might have it, one would least want or expect to find it. The history of the connection between sport, race and society - the long past, the recent past and the social present - is commonly dark and ugly but some light and decency are just becoming visible. Coming to terms: ?Race?, ethnicity, identity and Aboriginality in sport Colin Tatz (AIATSIS & Australian National University) Notions of genetic superiority have led to some of the world?s greatest human calamities. Just as social scientists thought that racial anthropology and biology had ended with the cataclysm of the Second World War, so some influential researchers and sports commentators have rekindled the pre-war debate about the muscular merits of ?races? in a new discipline that Nyborg (1994) calls the ?science of physicology?. The more recent realm of racial ?athletic genes?, especially within socially constructed black athletic communities, may intend no malice but this search for the keys to their success may well revive the old, discredited discourses. This critical commentary shows what can happen when some population geneticists and sports writers ignore history and when medical, biological and sporting doctrines deriving from ?race? are dislocated from any historical, geographic, cultural and social contexts. Understanding discourses about race, racism, ethnicity, otherness, identity and Aboriginality are essential if sense, or nonsense, is to be made of genetic/racial ?explanations? of sporting excellence. Between the two major wars boxing was, disproportionately, a Jewish sport; Kenyans and Ethiopians now ?own? middle- and long-distance running and Jamaicans the shorter events; South Koreans dominate women?s professional golf. This essay explores the various explanations put forward for such ?statistical domination?: genes, biochemistry, biomechanics, history, culture, social dynamics, the search for identity, alienation, need, chance, circumstances, and personal bent or aptitude. Traditional games of a timeless land: Play cultures in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities Ken Edwards (University of Southern Queensland) Sports history in Australia has focused almost entirely on modern, Eurocentric sports and has therefore largely ignored the multitude of unique pre- European games that are, or once were, played. The area of traditional games, especially those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, is an important aspect of the cultural, social and historical experiences of Indigenous communities. These activities include customs of play that are normally not associated with European notions of competitive sport. Overall, this paper surveys research undertaken into traditional games among Indigenous Australians, as well as proposals for much needed further study in this area. Culture, ?race? and discrimination in the 1868 Aboriginal cricket tour of England David Sampson As a consequence of John Mulvaney?s important historical research, the Aboriginal cricket and performance tour of Britain in 1868 has in recent decades become established as perhaps the most famous of all public events in contact history involving Aborigines, white settlers and the British metropolis. Although recognition of its importance is welcome and significant, public commemorations of the tour have enveloped the tour in mythologies of cricket and nation. Such mythologies have obscured fundamental aspects of the tour that were inescapable racial and colonial realities of the Victorian era. This reappraisal of the tour explores the centrality of racial ideology, racial science and racial power imbalances that enabled, created and shaped the tour. By exploring beyond cricketing mythology, it restores the central importance of the spectacular performances of Aboriginal skills without which the tour would have been impossible. Such a reappraisal seeks to fully recognise the often trivialised non-cricketing expertise of all of the Aboriginal performers in 1868 for their achievement of pioneering their unique culture, skills and technologies to a mass international audience. Football, ?race? and resistance: The Darwin Football League, 1926?29 Matthew Stephen (Northern Territory Archive Service) Darwin was a diverse but deeply divided society in the early twentieth century. The Commonwealth Government introduced the Aboriginals Ordinance 1911 in the Northern Territory, instituting state surveillance, control and a racially segregated hierarchy of whites foremost, then Asians, ?Coloureds? (Aborigines and others of mixed descent) and, lastly, the so-called ?full-blood? Aborigines. Sport was important in scaffolding this stratification. Whites believed that sport was their private domain and strictly controlled non-white participation. Australian Rules football, established in Darwin from 1916, was the first sport in which ?Coloured? sportsmen challenged this domination. Football became a battleground for recognition, rights and identity for all groups. The ?Coloured? community embraced its team, Vesteys, which dominated the Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) in the 1920s. In 1926, amidst growing racial tension, the white-administered NTFL changed its constitution to exclude non-white players. In reaction, ?Coloured? and Chinese footballers formed their own competition - the Darwin Football League (DFL). The saga of that colour bar is an important chapter in Australia?s football history, yet it has faded from Darwin?s social memory and is almost unknown among historians. That picture - Nicky Winmar and the history of an image Matthew Klugman (Victoria University) and Gary Osmond (The University of Queensland) In April 1993 Australian Rules footballer Nicky Winmar responded to on-field racist abuse by lifting his jersey and pointing to his chest. The photographic image of that event is now famous as a response to racial abuse and has come to be seen as starting a movement against racism in football. The racial connotations in the image might seem a foregone conclusion: the power, appeal and dominant meaning of the photograph might appear to be self-evident. But neither the fame of the image nor its racial connotation was automatic. Through interviews with the photographers and analysis of the use of the image in the media, we explore how that picture came to be of such symbolic importance, and how it has remained something to be re-shown and emulated. Rather than analyse the image as a photograph or work of art, we uncover some of its early history and explore the debates that continue to swirl around its purpose and meaning. We also draw attention to the way the careful study of photographs might enhance the study of sport, race and racism. ?She?s not one of us?: Cathy Freeman and the place of Aboriginal people in Australian national culture Toni Bruce (University of Waikato) and Emma Wensing (Independent scholar) The Sydney 2000 Olympic Games generated a national media celebration of Aboriginal 400 metre runner Cathy Freeman. The construction of Freeman as the symbol of national reconciliation was evident in print and on television, the Internet and radio. In contrast to this celebration of Freeman, the letters to the editor sections of 11 major newspapers became sites for competing claims over what constitutes Australian identity and the place of Aboriginal people in national culture. We analyse this under-explored medium of opinion and discuss how the deep feelings evident in these letters, and the often vitriolic responses to them, illustrate some of the enduring racial tensions in Australian society. Sport, physical activity and urban Indigenous young people Alison Nelson (The University of Queensland) This paper challenges some of the commonly held assumptions and ?knowledges? about Indigenous young people and their engagement in physical activity. These include their ?natural? ability, and the use of sport as a panacea for health, education and behavioural issues. Data is presented from qualitative research undertaken with a group of 14 urban Indigenous young people with a view to ?speaking back? to these commentaries. This research draws on Critical Race Theory in order to make visible the taken-for-granted assumptions about Indigenous Australians made by the dominant white, Western culture. Multiple, shifting and complex identities were expressed in the young people?s articulation of the place and meaning of sport and physical activity in their lives. They both engaged in, and resisted, dominant Western discourses regarding representations of Indigenous people in sport. The paper gives voice to these young people in an attempt to disrupt and subvert hegemonic discourses. An unwanted corroboree: The politics of the New South Wales Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout Heidi Norman (University of Technology Sydney) The annual New South Wales Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout is so much more than a sporting event. Involving a high level of organisation, it is both a social and cultural coming together of diverse communities for a social and cultural experience considered ?bigger than Christmas?. As if the planning and logistics were not difficult enough, the rotating-venue Knockout has been beset, especially since the late 1980s and 1990s, by layers of opposition and open hostility based on ?race?: from country town newspapers, local town and shire councils, local business houses and, inevitably, the local police. A few towns have welcomed the event, seeing economic advantage and community good will for all. Commonly, the Aboriginal ?influx? of visitors and players - people perceived as ?strangers?, ?outsiders?, ?non-taxpayers? - provoked public fear about crime waves, violence and physical safety, requiring heavy policing. Without exception, these racist expectations were shown to be totally unfounded. Research report: Recent advances in digital audio recorder technology provide considerable advantages in terms of cost and portability for language workers.

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b&w photographs, colour photographs, tables

Book - The night sky of the Boorong

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Based on historical notes of a variety of people, it explains the Night Skies of the Lake Tyrell area of Victoria and the mythology of the people regarding the legends of the skies.

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Maps, b&w illustrations, b&w photographs

Video - The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme is helping our community : an information video

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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videocassette

CD-ROM - Looking back, moving forward : the journey of the Stolen Generations of Victoria

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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CD-ROM

Book - Sm'algyax Learners' Dictionary : Sm'algyax-English version

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Journal - Language documentation and description, Vol. 7

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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Maps, b&w illustrations

Kit - Nganyang Ngaangk

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Language reader.

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Colour illustrations, photographs, language cards, CD

Book - Aboriginal flora and fauna names of Victoria : as extracted from early surveyors' reports

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

The Flora and Fauna Names Project is an initiative of the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages and the Victorian Biodiversity Strategy. The researcher has examined material from the archives of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), the State Library of Victoria, the Victorian Public Records Office and the Australian Archives Office. This first stage of the project focussed on the NRE archives, in particular the field notebooks of the earliest surveyors and their maps although other NRE resources, libraries and public records were accessed. A total of 3028 words were found of which a significant proportion have previously been unknown to linguists. It appears that the place names and word lists in early surveyors notebooks, the 1858 surveyors responses to the Surveyor General and an extensive Wiradjuri wordlist by James Baylis have not yet been widely used or published. Fifteen percent of these 3028 words describe flora and fauna and six percent describe habitat. Of particular interest is the evidence provided by these lists of the existence of fauna in the mid nineteenth century in regions where it is now extinct. For example, magpie geese, eastern quolls, bustards and pademelons were assigned names in the Jardwadjali language area of the upper Glenelg and Wimmera Rivers. The outcomes of this project may help to assist in ascertaining the distribution of flora and fauna assets in Victoria.

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maps, b&w photographs, colour photographs, illustrations, word lists

Journal - Australian journal of linguistics

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Kit - Deadly eh, Cuz! : teaching speakers of Koorie English

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

This kit was produced as a professional development course for primary and secondary teachers and Koorie educators. Teachers of tertiary students have also found the course useful. It has been republished by Language Australia Ltd, and is based on raising teachers' awareness of Koorie English.

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videocassettes, audio cassettes, brochures, booklets

DVD - Island treasures : video clips, a song and learning notes

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Booklet with CDROM - Learning Wiradjuri : book 1 : place and direction

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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Colour photographs, b&w illustrations, games, word lists, CD-ROM (contains place and direction; about actions)

Book - Mammals of Victoria : distribution, ecology and conservation

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Arranged in family (type) groups with photos and detailed descriptions of each mammal.

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Maps, colour photographs, b&w photographs, graphs

Book - Some notes on Victorian Alpine Aborigines

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

A short essay of the tribes in the Victorian Alpine district, their contact with White Settlement and their languages and customs. Includes information on massacres.

Book - The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, society and culture ; volume 1 A-L

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Comprehensive 2 volume set of encyclopaedia covering all aspects of Australian Aborigines, flora, fauna and environment.

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maps, colour illustrations, b&w illustrations, colour photographs, tables

Book - Earth

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Novel partially in Wathaurong.

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

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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 - Indigenous creation stories of the Kulin Nation

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Boonwurrung: The Filling of the Bay - The Time of Chaos; Wathaurong: The Three Sisters; Wurundjeri: The Durrung of the Yan-yan; Taungurung: The First Women

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Maps, colour photographs, word lists

Journal - Language documentation and description, Vol. 5

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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B&w photographs, graphs, word lists, screen shots

Book - This is what happened : historical narratives by Aborigines

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

This book is devoted to the contact history of a hunting and gathering people where they themselves tell the stories in their own languages. Presented as transcriptions of the original stories in Language in facsimile with introductions, gloss and translations by the transcribers. Contains stories by B. Kerwin, R. Moses, H.P. Kulambunt. B. Roberts, M.M. Irinjili D. Harris, J.S. Karntin, C.G. Wurramarrba, Barrengwa, B. Murray, W. Clegg, S. Day, T. Ejai, A. Baranga, I. Joshua, B. Clarmont and C. Omeenyo, H. Goetz, A. Coulthard, J. Boxer; (Lalarin), B.A. Sommer, J. Jack, E. Kennedy, L.J. Kyngayari, V. Lingiari, J.C. Maliwanga and J. Flinders, separately annotated.

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maps, b&w photographs, word lists

Book - Aboriginal people of the Northern Territory

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Looks at the culture and history of some of the Northern Territory Aboriginal groups.

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colour photographs, b&w photographs, illustrations, maps, tables

Book - Charles Joseph La Trobe : Superintendent of the Port Phillip District 1839-1851, Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria 1851-1854

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Biography of the life and times of Charles Joseph La Trobe and his role in the new settlement of Melbourne and the Colony of Victoria.

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b&w illustrations, document reproductions, family tree diagram

Book - Imagining themselves, imagining their futures : Indigenous Australian students completing senior secondary education

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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tables, graphs

Book - Historical records of Victoria : foundation series : volume 2B : Aborigines and protectors 1838-1839

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Reproductions of various transactions and reports relating to Aboriginal people in Port Phillip in the period 1838-39. Includes studies of the establishment of an Aboriginal Protectorate, the Native Police, missions, and includes numerous reports by various protectors about events in their districts and government policy towards Aboriginal people.

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b&w illustrations, b&w photographs, tables

Book - The bell sounds pleasantly : Ebenezer Mission Station

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

The story of the impact of colonisation on Wimmera and district Aborigines, and of their relationships with the Moravian missionaries.

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B&w illustrations, b&w photographs

Book - Warra Kaurna : a resource for Kaurna language programs

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Notes on spelling and pronunciation / Rob Amery. Kaurna wordlist / Jane Simpson and Rob Amery. Outlines of a grammar, vocabulary, and phraseology of the Aboriginal language of South Australia, spoken by the natives in and for some distance around Adelaide /C.G. Teichelmann, C.W. Schu?rmann.

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B&w illustrations, colour illustrations, word lists

CD-ROM - Australian Race Vol 3

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Periodical - Victorian historical journal : Victoria?s coastal history

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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maps, b&w illustrations, b&w photographs

Book - Crossing country : the alchemy of Western Arnhem Land art

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Hetti Perkins introduces this collection of reproductions of of Western Arnhem Land bark paintings, rock art, woven fibre art and wooden sculpture that was exhibited by the Art Gallery of NSW in 2004, emphasising the cultural foundations of the Kuninjku artists, their beliefs, artistic conventions and innovations. The book includes interviews with traditional rock and bark artists (including some language), and essays describing the connection of the people to the land, their spiritual beliefs and their art. There are also reproductions of works on paper and woven forms and an essay on the role of women in producing these art forms. An essay by Professor Jon Altmann is entitled "Brokering Kuninjku Art: Artists, Institutions and the Market. A chronolgy details the history of aboriginal art in the area, there are biographies of the artists whose works were included in the exhibition, a list of the works themselves, a glossary of place names, art terms, aboriginal, linguistic and anthropological terms, and a select bibliography. The list of contributors includes, as well as the two mentioned above, Dr Murray Garde, Apolline Kohen, Steven Miller, Cara Pinchbeck and Dr Luke Taylor.

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Colour photographs

DVD - Close the gap

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Book with CD - Marlak 1

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Language reader.

Inscriptions & Markings

Colour photographs, word lists, CD