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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

Endangered Languages Project, Podcast Channel (U.S.) 1.7.20

Episode 2 of Voices of Resilience: Let's talk about making records of languages for future generations, and how language documentation supports language reclamation - plus, how we need to expand our thinking on what we document and how we produce knowledge. With Dr. Emmanuel Ngue Um of the Archive of Languages and Oral Resources of Africa, and Daryn McKenny of Miromaa Aboriginal Language & Technology Centre!


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SPECIAL THANKS: Music by Jeffrey Shapiro; cover image by Armando Silva; closing song: "Meditjin" by Baker Boy; in collaboration with Montez Press Radio and Mostyn Gallery.

Special relationship

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

We are funded by