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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

Newcastle Herald, 8.2.2011

"Minaring woka?" is Awabakal for "What's up?".

The Miromaa Aboriginal Language & Technology Centre is offering the opportunity to to learn other Awabakal words and phrases. 

And Jacqui Allen, from the centre, is out to promote more interest at the start of the new school year.

She wants the parents or teachers of interested students to make contact.

"We have heaps of fun activities like storytelling, games, songs and lots more to help you learn the Awabakal language," Ms Allen said.

"We also have lots of cool books, posters and games available to purchase so you can keep learning at home."

"Think how great it will be to speak another language, especially one that comes from your home town of Newcastle."

The commitment to cultural and language awareness in Awabakal country through the centre began in 2002.

The centre's focus is on the reclaimation of the Awabakal language.

Staff conduct education in preschools, primary schools and high schools bringing awareness to the importance that Awabakal language has on cultural identity.

Special relationship

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

We are funded by