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About Awabakal Country

Awabakal Country is in Australia on the east coast. North of Sydney, it encompasses the modern cities of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and surrounding areas.

  • Working with Schools

    - ON HOLD DURING COVID - Our School Workshops give your children a chance to learn some of the Awabakal Language, the traditional Aboriginal language of the Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and Hunter Valley landscapes. The children thoroughly enjoy our interactive lessons.
    Helping community
  • Consultancy services

    Our Awabakal Language & Culture Team are available to assist where possible in matters relating to Awabakal Language & Culture. Our Centre has a research and conservation development program, so we are regularly learning new things about Awabakal language and culture.
    Working with community
  • Tap into our resources

    Learning Awabakal Language is not just about learning our word for 'eyes' or 'tree'. It is also about learning a different way of viewing the world. Our language is a gateway to our culture. Explore our range of Awabakal language resources - books, posters, snap and flash cards.
    National recognition

CAAMA 16.10.2017

The first parliamentary bill of its kind in the country has seen The New South Wales Parliament pass historic legislation to recognise and revive Aboriginal languages from across the state.

The Aboriginal Languages Bill, which passed through both houses of the NSW Parliament last week will establish an independent panel of Aboriginal language experts and establish a new centre to study and preserve languages in the state.

Elders from many nations across NSW who were in Parliament at the time & sang and spoke in their own languages while welcoming the Bill.

Gamiloroy man & CEO of the Miromaa Aboriginal Language & Technology Centre Daryn McKenny who was on  the advisory committee for the legislation and spoke to Philippe Perez at CAAMA Radio about the bill and the upcoming Puliima National Indigenous Languages & Technology Forum to be held on the 18th & 19th October in Cairns.

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Special relationship

We are fortunate to have a close relationship with First Languages Australia.

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