Story told in Dharawal

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Pop and Me

Ngayaganggulli babamara nhay.
Ngayagang nhay.

This is my grandfather.
There is me.

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Pop's place

Babamarawulli nguranhung yandayangay. Naggang bambawangay nhay. Dharawalngurayu yandayangal.

I go to my grandfather’s place. I am good there, at my grandfather's place. We go to places in Dharawal country.

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Camping

Babamaraga wadgayanhay budjari ngura.

Grandfather makes a good camp.

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Bushtucker

Wayagariyangal djandjaliidjanglanga.

We go look for food.

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Under the Stars

Nangawanjang bimildha.
Nandawanjang djingdjinggara buray.

We sleep on the ground.
At night, we look at the stars.

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Flowers for Nan

Wayagariyangal dhanlanga barriwarri.
Bindiyangayaga ngabunara dhanwulali.

We go looking for fish in the morning.
I gave Nan two fish.

Listen to the entire story again

 

Ngayaganggulli babamara nhay. 
Ngayagang nhay.

Babamarawulli nguranhung yandayangay. 
Naggang bambawangay nhay. 
Dharawalngurayu yandayangal.

Babamaraga wadgayanhay budjari ngura.

Wayagariyangal djandjaliidjanglanga.

Nangawanjang bimildha.
Nandawanjang djingdjinggara buray.

Wayagariyangal dhanlanga barriwarri.
Bindiyangayaga ngabunara dhanwulali.

 

Listen to the entire story in English

 

This is my grandfather.
There is me.

I go to my grandfather’s place.
I am good there, at my Grandfather's place.
We go to places in Dharawal country.

Grandfather makes a good camp.

We go look for food.

We sleep on the ground.
At night, we look at the stars.

We go looking for fish in the morning.
I gave Nan two fish.

 

Dharawal language

The Dharawal Nation is a coastal community stretching from the south side of Botany Bay (Port Hacking) to the north of the Shoalhaven River (Nowra) extending inland to Campbelltown and Camden.

The Dharawal community at La Perouse have built a resource of words and phrases in the Dharawal language to revitalise language in schools and communities. 

Dharawal language map

Storyteller - Ray Ingrey 

Ray Ingrey

Ray Ingrey is of Dhungutti and Dharawal descent and is from the La Perouse Aboriginal community at Botany Bay. He holds a number of leadership positions including: Chairperson of Eastern Zone Gujaga Aboriginal Corporation, Board member of the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council and Chairperson of the Dharawal Language Program.

Ray’s community involvement comes from the belief that education is the key to self-determination and economic prosperity for his people.

 

Listen to Ray's introduction

For Teachers

An online Teacher's guide accompanies My Weekend with Pop a short illustrated bilingual story. Teachers and students can read the story in English and listen to it in several NSW Aboriginal languages: Dharawal, Gumbaynggirr, Gamilaraay, Paakantyi and Wiradjuri.

The Teacher's guide includes learning activities for teachers to embed in KLA-specific units of work as a way of including Aboriginal perspectives. The activities are designed for Stage 2 and can be adjusted for Stage 1 or Stage 3 learners . The resource list includes print and multi-media materials that are suitable for teachers of Early Stage 1 through to Stage 6.

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