Merredin Show 2016
Merredin Show 2016

 

Charmaine Councillor with the support of her family were out and about showcasing the Noongar Language Information stall at the Merredin Show in Ngadji Ngadji country. The response was fantastic!

Stay tuned as the stall maybe coming to you!

Dr. Eades Talk

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Chairperson of NBLCAC, George Hayden, introduces Dr. Eades Noongar Boodjar Language Centre was very pleased to be able to present a talk in Bunbury last week, by Dr. Diane Eades entitled, ‘Communicating with Aboriginal People of English in Legal Contexts.’ … Read More

Summer School

Wow what a great start to the year! The Bunbury Stirling Arts Centre invited the NBLC Team to deliver Cultural workshops at their Summer School program. Workshops consisted of Basic Noongar Language Classes delivered by Education Officer Charmaine Councillor, Traditional … Read More

Merredin Workshop a great success!

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A terrific week was had at Merredin with the Ngadji Ngadji people as NBLC staff undertook the first of the ‘Learn Noongar’ language lessons, the Kinship course and the Cultural Mapping course. NBLC Education Officer, Charmaine, leads discussion about how to … Read More

Visitors to NBLC

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The last few weeks have been busy with groups visiting the centre and staff providing talks and workshops. Students from Curtin University travelled from Perth to Bunbury to visit NBLC and find out about what a language centre does for … Read More

Merredin Language Workshops

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Merredin Language Activities: The NBLC language team will be holding language workshops in the town of Merredin from the 18-20 October. A Noongar language lesson, a kinship workshop and a cultural mapping workshop will be held. Further information is on … Read More

Cultural Competency Training

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Can I have some smarties? The Smarties Communication Game enjoyed by this week’s CCT participants NBLC cultural competency training courses are run every month in Bunbury. This week saw a full class with participants travelling from Perth for the day! … Read More

Learn some Noongar

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  Kaya! Announcing the completion and uploading of the audio files for the ‘Learn some Noongar’ book!! Recordings for each lesson in the book can now be found in the education section of this website. Here’s a sample recording for … Read More

Recording Noongar at NBLC

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What do you do when you don’t have a recording studio at the Noongar Boodjar Language Centre? Create one in the meeting room using bwoka and some chairs! Charmaine recording the words and sentences for the newly released Learn some Noongar text … Read More

Translation Work

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Charmaine and Denise work on translations with Gloria and Des Dann Linguistic staff at NBLC work with Elders, Gloria and Des Dann, to translate material for government agencies into the Noongar language. This type of translation work not only ensures … Read More

DAA Boards visiting NBLC

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DAA and other Board members outside NBLC office NBLC staff were very pleased to host a visit to the language centre by board members from a number of DAA organisations. The visitors were welcomed to the language centre by Charmaine … Read More

Noongar Grammar Papers

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Tjupan Children welcome the conference delegates with a bilingual song Linguist, Denise Smith-Ali and Education Officer, Charmaine Councillor attended the recent Aboriginal Languages Conference in Kalgoorlie, WA. At the conference, both ladies presented their first linguistic papers on aspects of … Read More

DFES NAIDOC Morning Tea

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NBLC staff and Board members meet with Bunbury DFES Team Noongar Boodjar Language Centre staff, friends and Board members were thrilled to host the DFES team for a morning tea during NAIDOC week this year. A wonderful spread was provided … Read More

Commonwealth Confirms NBLC funding

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The Commonwealth government confirmed the funding for the Noongar Boodjar Language Centre last week. Local member, The Hon. Nola Marina MP, requested a photograph with NBLC staff to celebrate the announcement of the next year’s funding. left to right: Charmaine, … Read More

Happy Birthday, Brodie!

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NBLC’s fabulous receptionist, Brodie Ryder, celebrated her 21st birthday at NBLC in style today with staff, family and friends holding a lunchtime birthday party. Happy birthday, Brodie and wishing you a super year!

Successful Cultural Competencies Training!

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NBLC staff ran another successful round of Cultural Competencies Training on Wednesday 6th April. An intense and mind-opening day followed as participants were taken through a journey of settlement history from an Aboriginal perspective, across the wastelands of the 1905 … Read More

Pindjarrap Clan Visit to Fairbridge

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Today, NBLC Linguist, Denise Smith-Ali took a field trip to the Pindjarrap Clan’s land to talk to speakers. Denise was particularly looking to locate Noongar speakers who were keen to work on recording stories and language for the words to … Read More

Merredin Show

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  The Noongar Boodjar Language Centre team took a display to Merredin for the Merredin Show in March 2016. Charmaine Councillor was assisted by family members to set up and man the stall during the show. We were very pleased … Read More

Today at Noongar Boodjar Language Centre

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Charmaine Councillor, Denise Smith-Ali, Esther Schipp and Brodie Ryder in the office Staff at Noongar language centre are working away on the recording, analysis and databasing of the language. Heads down on analysis work and databasing every Friday means the … Read More

NBLC receives donated tapes

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The NBLC staff were very thrilled to receive a deposit of original tapes made by Rose Whitehurst in her study of the Noongar language 1980s-1990s. Rose’s son, David, deposited the tapes to enable linguistic staff to be able to hear … Read More

Indigenous Tourism Conference

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The Noongar Boodjar Language Centre set up an information stall at the recent WAITOC Bunbury Indigenous Tourism Conference. The fabulous Charmaine Councillor and Brodie Ryder manned the stall where they met heaps of people from around Australia and passed out … Read More

Nannup Festival Info Stall

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Noongar Boodjar Language Centre set up an information stall at the Nannup Music festival in February. The stall was a tremendous hit as hundreds of people visited to find out more about the language, the language centre and to get … Read More

Noongar Language Students Graduate!

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The language class pose for a sensible shot… The first ‘Learn Basic Noongar’ course had it’s final lesson last night and all students graduated from the beginner’s class with fabulous results! Congratulations to the students and a special congratulations to … Read More

Busselton Ladies Visit

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The staff at NBLC were delighted to host a visit by ladies from Busselton last week. A quick tour of the language centre, some refreshments and a talk with a slideshow provided our visitors with loads of info to take … Read More

Wonderful Noongar Alphabet Chart!

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The fabulous new, updated Noongar Alphabet chart produced by the Noongar Boodjar Language Centre is now available for sale in a full-colour A2 laminated version through our shop! Or a downloadable version is available through the Education and Training section of … Read More

Cultural Awareness Training

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The next Cultural Awareness Training (Cultural Competency Training) is on Tuesday 9th Feb in Bunbury. Cultural competencies workshops are essential for anyone working with Aboriginal people, clients or customers. This 6-hour workshop is based on providing the opportunity to explore … Read More

NBLC Newsletter

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  The first NBLC newsletter is now available online. Find it here and watch out for the second newsletter in April 2016. The next newsletter will provide a lot more information on the work of recording, analysing and preserving the … Read More

Cultural Competencies Course Open

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NBLC offers a 6 hour Cultural Competencies Training course. The first of these training events is now open for enrolments. Members of the public are invited to enrol in this course which is essential for anyone working in a cross … Read More

Learn Noongar Course!

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The NBLC is very excited to announce the first ‘Learn some Noongar’ course is open for enrolments now! The first course kicks off on Tuesday 2nd February. Places can be booked and paid for through this website. The course is … Read More

Community Engagement Project

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The NBLCAC Board is pleased to announce that 3 years funding has been awarded to the organisation to conduct a Noongar Community Engagement project. The Noongar Community Engagement Project will explore the production of resources that increase Noongar people’s engagement … Read More

Noongar Language Centre opens

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The NBLCAC Board of Directors are very pleased to announce the opening of the Noongar Language Centre (NLC) in Bunbury, WA. The NLC is a resource for the Noongar people to use to record and preserve the Noongar language. The … Read More

Four Year funding

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NBLCAC Board members sign the historic funding agreement Sept 2015 L-R Denise Smith-Ali, Coleen Sherratt, Chairperson George Hayden, Charmaine Councillor, Beverley Rebbeck, Gloria Dann and Brett Hill NBLCAC is Awarded Four Year Funding Noongar Boodjar Language Cultural Aboriginal Corporation is … Read More