Last month, Paul travelled to Sydney to participate in the three day Indigenous Digital Excellence Summit. Day 1 was packed full of presentations ranging from entrepreneurs who've utilised digital technology to achieve business success, academics spoke about the number of Indigenous people completing IT courses (which is very low) and…
VACL has been busy with public events recently, with several talks at the Wheeler Centre and the State Library of Victoria. These events have focused on Aboriginal languages and the significant achievements that have been made in the language reawakening process. In February, VACL took part in a Wheeler Centre panel discussion…
VACL would like to welcome Mathew Gardiner to the VACL office as part of our team for the next two weeks. Mathew started his internship on the 29th March 2016 as part of his journey towards teaching Woiwurrung at Melton Primary School, commencing on the 13th April 2016. Mathew Gardiner is a…
Monday, 29 February 2016 11:26

The VACL Library Collection is Now Online!

Staff and volunteers at VACL have been quietly working hard in the library over recent months, updating records and documenting resources in preparation for the library's launch into the virtual world.  The VACL Library is a unique and highly significant resource, featuring the most complete holdings of materials on Victorian…
Thursday, 25 February 2016 13:24

Dhumba-djerring Language Networking Event

Last week VACL hosted a language networking event Dhumba-djerring (talk together, from the Boonwurrung language) in Fitzroy. Language workers from across Victoria gathered over two days to participate in workshops and discussions and to share their experiences of awakening language in their communities and schools. It was positive to see young people…
Students at Swan Hill Primary School are enjoying their third year learning Wemba Wemba language, taught by Wemba Wemba Elder Aunty Steph Charles and Koorie Educator Andrew Cameron. Lessons to date have focused around the use of traditional language in a contemporary context through themes such as local birds, greetings,…
On the 1st of February Harley Dunolly-Lee commenced an internship that had been advertised by VACL. With the support of CEO Rodney Carter at Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, Harley’s application was successful. This internship opportunity had been advertised to a maximum of four individuals who are identified to…
Representatives from First Languages Australia Paul Paton (Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages) and Daryn McKenny (Miromaa Aboriginal Language and Technology Centre) were in New York last week to take part in the United Nations 2016 expert group meeting on Indigenous Languages. The meeting Indigenous Languages: preservation and revitalization (articles 13,…
A set of six Gunnai/Kurnai story books originally published in 2008 have been redeveloped into digital resources and released as six brand new Aboriginal language apps featuring Gunnai/Kurnai language of the Gunnai/Kurnai peoples of Gippsland in east Victoria. Launched on Monday 14th December 2015 at Dala Yooro Pre-School in Bairnsdale,…
Last week the Shearwater Festival drew guests from across Victoria and the world to celebrate the migration of the short-tailed shearwater birds to Phillip Island. The aim of the festival is to develop partnerships, cross cultural understanding and environmental awareness about the short-tailed shearwaters, which are a significant part of…
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