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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

Torres News Online 2.5.2010

Members of the Language and Culture team at Tagai State College have recently completed some training with the Miromaa Aboriginal Technology Centre.

Miromaa trainer Jedda Priman spent two days on Thursday Island and demonstrated the easy-to-use software program that is created for Indigenous People: digitising traditional languages and creating language tools.

She said: "Arwarbukarl CRA Inc, a non-profit Language Centre based in Newcastle has been developing, improving and disseminating Miromaa over the past five years and it's currently supporting more than 50 languages/dialects across Australia.

"With analytical features, wordlist construction, learning areas and import/export capabilities, it can be a very powerful tool to compliment your work and assist in taking advantage of the latest technologies available."

Training was held at the Office of the Language and Culture Team at the Tagai State College Thursday Island Primary Campus.

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Special relationship

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

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