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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)
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+61 (03) 9600 3811
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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 - A successful failure, a trilogy : the Aborigines and early settlers

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Tells of the Aboriginal Protectorate System in Colonial Victoria during the period 1838 to 1852. The system was designed to be a buffer between the original inhabitants and the influx of white squatters. That the system failed is of little wonder. This story traces the times of Edward Stone Parker, Assistant Aboriginal Protector in the Loddon region of Victoria.

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maps, b&w photograph, colour photographs

Book - Tikanga Ma?ori : living by Ma?ori values

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Authoritative and accessible book on Maori culture and values.

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Colour photographs

Book - Snapshots of Aboriginal Fitzroy

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Features artwork by VACL Project Officer Mandy Nicholson.

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maps, photographs

Kit - Nidja nganyang Kabarli

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Language reader.

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Colour illustrations, photographs, language cards, CD

Book - Methods for community participation : a complete guide for practitioners

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

A manual for participatory development.

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maps, b&w illustrations, tables, charts

Book - Die Personalpronomina in den australischen Sprachen

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Language notes, in German P.W.Schmidt, on the development of the Aboriginal Languages.

Book - Frontier life in the Loddon Protectorate : episodes from early days, 1837-1842 /? by Edgar Morrison. The Aborigines of Australia : a lecture delivered ... before the John Knox Young Men's Association, on Wednesday May 10th, 1854 /? by Edward Stone Parker

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

The episodes related here occurred between the years 1837 and 1842 and describe what would now be called a period of confrontation between the Aboriginal inhabitants and the white settlers who flocked to the scene so glowlingly described by Sir Thomas Mitchell in 1836.

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maps, b&w illustrations, b&w photographs

Book - Boandik/Bunganditj language reclamation project

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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B&w illustrations, word lists

Book - Australia : William Blandowski's illustrated encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

William Blandowski was an explorer, natural scientist and artist who led a Victorian government expedition to the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers from 1856 to 1857. This is the first publication in English of his nineteenth century illustrated encyclopaedia of Aboriginal life.

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b&w illustrations, maps

Audio CD - Singing and dancing for country Bunjil pa Waa Woyi pa Waripa. Part 1

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Be Flash Cheeky Show off and Shake a Leg Canoe and Fishing Song Red Kangaroo Dance Reburial Song Dreamtime Love Song Didgeridoo Rhythm Classic Children's Nursery Rhyme

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CD

Book - OZBIB : a linguistic bibliography of Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait Islands

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

The aim of this work is to provide a full bibliographical listing of all published materials and theses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and linguistics, plus relevant theses and dissertations.

Book - Wurrung Wurrung Victorian Aboriginal languages resource kit

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

The Wurrung Wurrung Kit is designed to introduce students at all levels to the heritage of Aboriginal languages within the area now known as Victoria. The kit aims to: Create awareness of Victorian Aboriginal languages in the past and present. The kit is not designed for the teaching of languages, Develop students' understanding of the relationship between the languages and culture of Victorian Indigenous people, or Koories, Create awareness of the importance of language to indigenous communities today and to foster respect for these communities and their languages, Highlight the diversity within Aboriginal Victoria and Australia in terms of languages and culture, Provide resources for students and teachers that can be used either as a window into Aboriginal culture generally, or to complement a broader unit of work in indigenous studies. Resources for teachers Purpose of this kit Using this kit Terminology Pronunciation Facts about Aboriginal languages in Victoria Language and Aboriginal culture Revitalizatoin of Aboriginal languages Language Alive in the community Community protocols Understanding the Language Map VELS and Curriculum links Teaching Framework Resources and contacts Activities for students Animal names Colouring in Possum Koala Kangaroo Code breaker What do yo know? Concentration Sounds, spellings and symbols Kinship Different things, different words Koorie Garden Timeline Story of Victorian Languages Language on the Mission Role Play Traditional Owners Placenames Graffiti Wall Map References.

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maps, b&w photographs, b&w illustrations, colour illustrations, games, references

Periodical - Victorian historical journal

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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maps, tables, b&w photographs, document reproductions

Periodical - Victorian historical journal : 150 Years of the Victorian Police Force

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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B&w photographs

DVD - Dyeerrm : the story of Dyeerrm the thirsty frog : as told by the Indigenous students of Iramoo Primary School

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

The story of Dyeerrm is adapted from the original tale of Tiddalik, a well-known Dreamtime story told throughout Australia by many Indigenous peoples. Iramoo Primary School has worked with the Wathaurong People of the Geelong and Werribee districts to produce a piece of work which reflects the lives of these people, the food they ate, the plants they lived amongst and the stories that make up their culture. "The school has endeavoured to ensure all information in the retelling of this version is accurate. We apologise for any inconsistencies".

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DVD

Book - Australian birds : with Aboriginal perspectives and language supplement

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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B&w illustrations, maps, word lists

Book - The papers of George Augustus Robinson, Chief Protector, Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate : volume four : annual and occasional reports : 1841-1849

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

This is a collection of Official Reports from the Chief Protector of Aborigines. It includes expedition reports to the Western Interior, 1841, a journey of 1,100 miles to the tribes of the North West and Western Interior, 1845 and Annual Reports.

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document reproductions

Book - Aboriginal elders' voices : stories of the "tide of history" : Victorian Indigenous elders' life stories &? oral histories

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

This book is a collection of Victorian Indigenous Elders' life stories and oral histories. The Elders share their stories in an attempt to ensure that both sides of Australia's history are finally heard. These stories tell of cultural resistance on missions, of defying assimilation laws, of forever moving around to save children from the welfare. They document the development of both fringe and urban communities and work in the Aboriginal rights movement. They clarify the ways in which these experiences have affected the individual authors along with the indigenous population in general. Also included in the book is a brief history and analysis of the legislation, policies, attitudes and strategies that have affected the lives of the authors and their families since colonisation. This aspect provides an historical perspective, encouraging a deeper understanding of the Elders' stories. Reconciliation can only eventuate with an understanding gained from hearing and including the voices of Indigenous Australians. Contents: The writing team Indigenous elders: keepers of knowledge; custodians of land and culture Aboriginal lands Missions and reserves Growing up running from the welfare /? Aunty Olive Jackson Respecting our Elders /? Aunty Lola James If your mother didn't tell you, then your grandmother did! /? Uncles Les Stewart Don't dwell on trouble /? Aunty Audrey Critch There are my people /? Aunty Gwen Nelson We were all cousins, more or less /? Aunty Iris Lovett-Gardiner Aboriginality is about culture, not colour /? Aunty Dianne Phillips Take up the opportunities we struggled to make /? Aunty Frances Gallagher Home /? Aunty Eileen Alberts We were supposed to forget our Aboriginality /? Aunty Gwen Garoni Not enough heart to say sorry? /? Uncle Brian Kennewell-Taylor Learning from indigenous elders: Keeping the traditions, keeping the culture strong; Since time immemorial; Invasion: the tide ran red; The flood of legislation; Stolen children; Cultural resistance: holding on to children traditions and land; Organised resistance: a movement is born; The 1950s: community resistance to race laws; The price of assimilation; The Aboriginal rights movement; After the flood: self-determination; Turning the tide Bibliography Appendix. Cultural custodianship: developing an indigenous methodology.

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maps, colour illustrations, b&w photographs

Audio CD - Songs performed by Charlie Kirby and interview with Mrs Jackson Stuart

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Charlie Kirby sings songs at Balranald. Life interview and stories with Mrs Jackson Stuart at Swan Hill.

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

Book - Australian interlibrary resource sharing directory

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Directory of interlibrary access for loans and holdings. Includes interlibrary code.

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library listings

Journal - Melbourne papers in linguistics and applied linguistics

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

A variety of papers on linguistic and applied languages.

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Screen shots, tables

Book with CD - Marlak 2

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Language reader.

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Colour photographs, word lists, CD

Book - Aboriginal words of Australia

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

A collection from other sources. State of origin of words identified, but not Languages. Includes some phrases and The Lord's Prayer (from the Darling River).

CD-ROM - Songs from Taungurung Kids

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Songs: nakan ni; baba mia; kookaburra sits in the old gum tree; heads shoulders knees; we are Taungurung.

Book - Birds 6 : of Victoria : rare species

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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Colour illustrations, maps, colour photographs

Book - Matariki : Aotearoa Pacific New Year : te whakarite kaupapa mo Matariki =? making plans for Matariki

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Uses the Matariki, a celebration of culture, language, spirit and people, to promote language learning.

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Colour photographs, colour illustrations

Map - Vicmap topographic map index as at June 2000

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Index to Vicmap topographic mapping, including 1:25 000 and 1:50 000 topographic maps, and Outdoor leisure series, compiled by the earlier bodies, Survey &? Mapping Victoria, etc. Also indexes Royal Australian Survey Corps' 1:50 000 topographic mapping.

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maps

Book with CD - Marlak 3

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Language reader.

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Colour photographs, word lists, CD

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

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

1. Rock-art of the Western Desert and Pilbara: Pigment dates provide new perspectives on the role of art in the Australian arid zone Jo McDonald (Australian National University) and Peter Veth (Australian National University) Systematic analysis of engraved and painted art from the Western Desert and Pilbara has allowed us to develop a spatial model for discernable style provinces. Clear chains of stylistic connection can be demonstrated from the Pilbara coast to the desert interior with distinct and stylistically unique rock-art bodies. Graphic systems appear to link people over short, as well as vast, distances, and some of these style networks appear to have operated for very long periods of time. What are the social dynamics that could produce unique style provinces, as well as shared graphic vocabularies, over 1000 kilometres? Here we consider language boundaries within and between style provinces, and report on the first dates for pigment rock-art from the Australian arid zone and reflect on how these dates from the recent past help address questions of stylistic variability through space and time. 2. Painting and repainting in the west Kimberley Sue O?Connor, Anthony Barham (Australian National University) and Donny Woolagoodja (Mowanjum Community, Derby) We take a fresh look at the practice of repainting, or retouching, rockart, with particular reference to the Kimberley region of Western Australia. We discuss the practice of repainting in the context of the debate arising from the 1987 Ngarinyin Cultural Continuity Project, which involved the repainting of rock-shelters in the Gibb River region of the western Kimberley. The ?repainting debate? is reviewed here in the context of contemporary art production in west Kimberley Indigenous communities, such as Mowanjum. At Mowanjum the past two decades have witnessed an artistic explosion in the form of paintings on canvas and board that incorporate Wandjina and other images inspired by those traditionally depicted on panels in rock-shelters. Wandjina also represents the key motif around which community desires to return to Country are articulated, around which Country is curated and maintained, and through which the younger generations now engage with their traditional lands and reach out to wider international communities. We suggest that painting in the new media represents a continuation or transference of traditional practice. Stories about the travels, battles and engagements of Wandjina and other Dreaming events are now retold and experienced in the communities with reference to the paintings, an activity that is central to maintaining and reinvigorating connection between identity and place. The transposition of painting activity from sites within Country to the new ?out-of-Country? settlements represents a social counterbalance to the social dislocation that arose from separation from traditional places and forced geographic moves out-of-Country to government and mission settlements in the twentieth century. 3. Port Keats painting: Revolution and continuity Graeme K Ward (AIATSIS) and Mark Crocombe (Thamarrurr Regional Council) The role of the poet and collector of ?mythologies?, Roland Robinson, in prompting the production of commercial bark-painting at Port Keats (Wadeye), appears to have been accepted uncritically - though not usually acknowledged - by collectors and curators. Here we attempt to trace the history of painting in the Daly?Fitzmaurice region to contextualise Robinson?s contribution, and to evaluate it from both the perspective of available literature and of accounts of contemporary painters and Traditional Owners in the Port Keats area. It is possible that the intervention that Robinson might have considered revolutionary was more likely a continuation of previously well established cultural practice, the commercial development of which was both an Indigenous ?adjustment? to changing socio-cultural circumstances, and a quiet statement of maintenance of identity by strong individuals adapting and attempting to continue their cultural traditions. 4. Negotiating form in Kuninjku bark-paintings Luke Taylor (AIATSIS) Here I examine social processes involved in the manipulation of painted forms of bark-paintings among Kuninjku artists living near Maningrida in Arnhem Land. Young artists are taught to paint through apprenticeships that involve exchange of skills in producing form within extended family groups. Through apprenticeship processes we can also see how personal innovations are shared among family and become more regionally located. Lately there have been moves by senior artists to establish separate out-stations and to train their wives and daughters to paint. At a stylistic level the art now creates a greater sense of family autonomy and yet the subjects link the artists back in to much broader social networks. 5. Making art and making culture in far western New South Wales Lorraine Gibson This contribution is based on my ethnographic fieldwork. It concerns the intertwining aspects of the two concepts of art and culture and shows how Aboriginal people in Wilcannia in far western New South Wales draw on these concepts to assert and create a distinctive cultural identity for themselves. Focusing largely on the work of one particular artist, I demonstrate the ways in which culture (as this is considered) is affectively experienced and articulated as something that one ?comes into contact with? through the practice of art-making. I discuss the social and cultural role that art-making, and art talk play in considering, mediating and resolving issues to do with cultural subjectivity, authority and identity. I propose that in thinking about the content of the art and in making the art, past and present matters of interest, of difficulty and of pleasure are remembered, considered, resolved and mediated. Culture (as this is considered by Wilcannia Aboriginal people) is also made anew; it comes about through the practice of artmaking and in displaying and talking about the art work. Culture as an objectified, tangible entity is moreover writ large and made visible through art in ways that are valued by artists and other community members. The intersections between Aboriginal peoples, anthropologists, museum collections and published literature, and the network of relations between, are also shown to have interesting synergies that play themselves out in the production of art and culture. 6. Black on White: Or varying shades of grey? Indigenous Australian photo-media artists and the ?making of? Aboriginality Marianne Riphagen (Radboud University, The Netherlands) In 2005 the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne presented the Indigenous photo-media exhibition Black on White. Promising to explore Indigenous perspectives on non-Aboriginality, its catalogue set forth two questions: how do Aboriginal artists see the people and culture that surrounds them? Do they see non-Aboriginal Australians as other? However, art works produced for this exhibition rejected curatorial constructions of Black and White, instead presenting viewers with more complex and ambivalent notions of Aboriginality and non-Aboriginality. This paper revisits the Black on White exhibition as an intercultural event and argues that Indigenous art practitioners, because of their participation in a process to signify what it means to be Aboriginal, have developed new forms of Aboriginality. 7. Culture production Rembarrnga way: Innovation and tradition in Lena Yarinkura?s and Bob Burruwal?s metal sculptures Christiane Keller (University of Westerna Australia) Contemporary Indigenous artists are challenged to produce art for sale and at the same time to protect their cultural heritage. Here I investigate how Rembarrnga sculptors extend already established sculptural practices and the role innovation plays within these developments, and I analyse how Rembarrnga artists imprint their cultural and social values on sculptures made in an essentially Western medium, that of metal-casting. The metal sculptures made by Lena Yarinkura and her husband Bob Burruwal, two prolific Rembarrnga artists from north-central Arnhem Land, can be seen as an extension of their earlier sculptural work. In the development of metal sculptures, the artists shifted their artistic practice in two ways: they transformed sculptural forms from an earlier ceremonial context and from earlier functional fibre objects. Using Fred Myers?s concept of culture production, I investigate Rembarrnga ways of culture-making. 8. 'How did we do anything without it?': Indigenous art and craft micro-enterprise use and perception of new media technology.

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maps, colour photographs, b&w photographs

Book - Koorie studies in SOSE : years 7-10

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Section 1. Notes on the use of this resource Section 2. Policy support statements. Aboriginal Studies Policy Statement of Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI) National Principles and Guidelines for Aboriginal Studies and Torres Strait Islander Studies, K-12 Principles for the Introduction of Aboriginal Perspectives in the Curriculum of the Catholic School (Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Policy 1.3, 1987) Section 3. Language, culture and viewpoint: issues of terminology Section 4. Units of work Unit 1. Koorie people of south-east Australia: a contemporary view Unit 2. On sacred ground Unit 3. Koorie life in the pre-contact era Unit 4. Mulla Meea-Baa Gnuenjall: a long time ago, and today Unit 5. The land we share: human stories in the environment Unit 6. Frontier wars Unit 7. Aboriginal mission stations and reserves in Victoria Unit 8. Land, law and indigenous Australians Section 5. Directory of indigenous organisations and affiliated groups/?agencies. National organisations Victorian organisations Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Indigenous Education personnel Organisations within regions of the Archdiocese of Melbourne Organisations within regions of the Ballarat Diocese Organisations within regions of the Sale Diocese Organisations within regions of the Sandhurst Diocese Cultural centres/?camps across Victoria.

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maps, b&w photographs

Book - Yurri's manung

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Yurri needed a warm place to sleep when winter came to the Barmah forest, her friends had no room for her in their homes in the trees, bushes, burrows and caves of the forest. With the help of Uncle Ambrose a Yorta Yorta Elder they make her a home of her own. Yurri?s Manung written by Sue Atkinson (Yorta Yorta) and illustrated by Annette Sax (Taungurung). This is the second book in the YSS series, giving insight into Indigenous Victorian culture. The ?Yarn Strong Sista? series is supported by background notes and ideas for related activities.

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Illustrations, maps, CD

Book - Map collections in Australia : a directory

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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maps

Book - The journals of George Augustus Robinson, Chief Protector, Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate : volume four, 1 January 1844 - 24 October 1845

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

The journals of George Augustus Robinson (1788-1866), the Chief Protector of Aborigines of Port Phillip from 1839- March 1850 are a rich source of historical and ethnohistorical information. His voluminous private papers and journals were acquired by the Mitchell Library in NSW in 1939. The publications of Robinson's journals is an important addition to the already published material, for they offer insights into the state of relations between Aboriginal people and Europeans in the districts visited.

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document reproductions, colour illustrations, tables

Book - A Bibliography of Victorian History 1850-1900

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

The aim of this work is to provide a guide to those reference works, bibliographies, encyclopedias, dictionaries and similar works which are likely to be useful to research workers in the field of Victorian history

Book - 2013 Dungala-Kaiela Express Yourself Writing Awards : junior stories, junior poems/lyrics and raps

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Writing competition featuring stories, poems and plays by junior entrants. Encourages Indigenous people of the region to write well and develop good standards of literacy.

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Illustrations

Video - Meetings mean business

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Jimmy Little offers help to newly-established Aboriginal corporations in successfully running meetings. He outlines the suitable qualities of a chairperson, the duties of other office bearers such as the Treasurer and the Secretary and runs through definitions of "quorum","agenda" and "minutes".

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videocassette

Book - Goulburn River Aboriginal Protectorate : a history of the Goulburn River Aboriginal Protectorate Station at Murchison, Victoria, 1840 - 1853

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

This study explains why the locality of what is now known as Murchison is one of the most important historic Aboriginal places in regional Victoria.

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

Book - Yarnin up : Keerray Woorroong

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Words and phrases in Keerray Woorroong.

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maps, word lists, colour illustrations

Book - Steps in time : a Gippsland chronology to 1899

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Book - Aboriginal words and their meanings

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

A short book of definitions of Aboriginal words; Aboriginal-English only and no source languages identified.

Book - Historical records of Victoria : volume 1 : beginnings of permanent government

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Reproductions of various transactions and reports dealing with the early government of Port Phillip, including laws, surveyors? and administrators? reports, bills, requisitions, prices, police reports, and miscellaneous other documents dealing with the early administration of Port Phillip.

Book - Ngayi bammadja =? I'm going

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Children's illustrations with bi-lingual text. Elementary standard.

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Illustrations

Book - The boomerang information book

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Information about boomerangs with illustrations.

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b&w illustrations

Book - Wurundjeri culture and resource kit

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Contains culture,history, time lines, cross word puzzles etc.

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

Periodical - Victorian historical journal : founders issue

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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B&w illustrations, b&w photographs

Book - Black Robinson : protector of Aborigines

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Biography of George Augustus Robinson, official protector of Aborgines in Tasmania and Port Phillip. A detailed study of Robinson?s involvement with the government and with Aboriginal people, with much information on his personal life and dealings.

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Maps, b&w illustrations

Book - Grammatical categories in Australian languages

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Various authors, technical linguistic studies of the encoding of particular syntactic functions across many Australian languages. Discussion of ?having? suffix, suffix -ku, syntactic ergativity, and verbal auxiliaries.

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Maps

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

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

Book - Wordlist for Australian languages

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

A tool for recording Aboriginal languages in a fieldwork situation - list of English words for which Aboriginal equivalents are to be elicited.

Book with CD - Voices of Australia : 30 years of the Racial Discrimination Act : 1975-2005 : a collection of real-life stories about Australians living together

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, Fitzroy

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colour illustrations, colour photographs, CD