Ngiyanggarang exhibition in Wagga Art Gallery

Ngiyanggarang: Beginning a conversation in the morning to awaken others Links Gallery, Wagga Art Gallery Saturday 28 July –  Sunday 16 September 2018 Official launch Saturday 11 August 1pm Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this exhibition contains images and voices of people who have passed. This exhibition is a celebration of stories featuring the perspectives of senior Elders from two prominent Wiradjuri families, the Grants and the Ingrams. Each with the unique perspective of their individual experience,Read more

Wiradjuri ngiyang bala giiny Wiradjuri – Wiradjuri language is the heart of Wiradjuri

Guest poster Dr Uncle Stan Grant Sr. has written a statement in Wiradjuri which expresses how Wiradjuri language is inseparable from the Wiradjuri people.   Wiradjuri ngiyang bala giiny Wiradjuri mayiny bu, Wiradjuri ngurambang bu, Wiradjuri buyaa bu, Wiradjuri murunwiginya bu Wiradjuri language is the heart of Wiradjuri people, country, law and way of life. Dhalabinya giiny garrabadhi Split heart from the body  Garraba bu giiny bu dhalabagirri and body and heart will be destroyed.   Wiray-dyu Yalmambili Not forRead more

Yindyamarra Yambuwan book launch talk by Stephen Kemmis

Guest post from Prof Emeritus Stephen Kemmis from the launch of Yindyamarra Yambuwan at Wagga Wagga City Library. First, I want to pay my respects to the Wiradjuri Elders here present, and to the Wiradjuri people on whose land we meet today. This may be an important occasion for the Wiradjuri people who are here, but it is an even more important occasion for those of us here who are not Wiradjuri people. This launch opens a door for us,Read more

Do we need protecting? I don’t think so.

Guest Post by Dr Uncle Stan Grant Sr AM The NSW Government is proposing language legislation for the protection of Aboriginal Languages in NSW. Undoubtedly the intentions are positive, but there are a number of assumptions in this proposal that need to be thought about carefully. I remember the weight of the word “protection”. It has a long painful history in NSW. I remember the 1950s and 1960s and a number of occasions when I felt humiliated because of the NSWRead more

Yindyamarra Yambuwan screenings, talks and book launches

WAGGA WAGGA Book Launch and film screening: 3pm Saturday 1st of July 2017 Wagga Wagga City Library As part of a series of public events to launch the new book Yindyamarra Yambuwan published by Sharing and Learning, a screening of the film, readings and discussion will take place in Wagga City Library in line with NAIDOC week with special guests including Aunty Flo Grant, Dr Uncle Stan Grant Sr AM, Prof Emeritus Stephen Kemmis and Bernard Sullivan. PARKES Film screening – booksRead more

Canberra Book launch – Yindyamarra Yambuwan book now available.

The first of a series of public events to launch the new book Yindyamarra Yambuwan published by Sharing and Learning will be held in Canberra with special guests including Dr Uncle Stan Grant Sr AM. 12.30pm, Tuesday 11th of April 2017 Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture 15 Blackall Street, Barton, ACT This beautiful new full colour book is now available. Yindyamarra Yambuwan, based on the film about the Wiradjuri way of life centred on the concept of Yindyamarra, often translated as respect. However, itRead more

Menindee Girl: The Story of my Life – Aunty Joyce’s book launch

Menindee Girl: The Story of my Life By Aunty Joyce Hampton 120 pages, 210 x 280 mm, full colour, paperback, retail price $60 Published by Sharing and Learning, Wagga Wagga Book Launch: 6pm Thursday 9th of February 2017 Wagga Wagga City Library Aunty Joyce Hampton, a senior Ngiyampaa Elder, is a quiet woman with a large story to tell. Aunty Joyce had no ambition to tell her story to the world. She simply wished to record her life and whereRead more

Reflecting on 2016

It has been a big year. Quite a few things ticked off the list and some nice surprises. Thank you to everyone, too many to mention individually, for making this possible. Some of the highlights were: The exhibition Burambabirra Yindyamarra at Wagga Wagga City Gallery was a great success and many thanks to all concerned, including the Elders, who have been so generous in sharing their culture and their friendship, to Nives for her skills and support, my family, the team at theRead more