Story told in Gamilaraay

 

 

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Pop and Me

Dhaadhaa ngali nguwalay.

This is Grandfather and me.

2 / 6
Pop's place

Gayaa ngaya, dhaadhaa ngali ngarriylandaay.
Dhaladhalaaguwaa dhaadhaagu nganha gaagilanha.

I am happy being with Grandfather.
Grandfather takes me to many different places.

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Camping

Walaay gaba dhaadhaagu dhiirraylanha.

Grandfather knows a good place to camp.

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Bushtucker

Yuul ngali guumangaylanha.

We go to gather food in the afternoon.

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Under the Stars

Gayaa ngali, dhawunda baabildandaay.
Mirii ngali burrulaa gunagalaga ngamildanha, buluuydha.

We are happy sleeping on the ground.
We see many stars in the night sky.

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Flowers for Nan

Yuul ngali ngaawangayiy, badhiigu (miimiigu).

In the morning we will look for bushtucker for Grandmother.

Listen to the entire story again

 

Dhaadhaa ngali nguwalay.

Gayaa ngaya, dhaadhaa ngali ngarriylandaay.
Dhaladhalaaguwaa dhaadhaagu nganha gaagilanha.

Walaay gaba dhaadhaagu dhiirraylanha.

Yuul ngali guumangaylanha.

Gayaa ngali, dhawunda baabildandaay.
Mirii ngali burrulaa gunagalaga ngamildanha, buluuydha.

Yuul ngali ngaawangayiy, badhiigu (miimiigu).

 

 

Listen to the entire story in English

 

This grandfather and me.

I am happy being with Grandfather.
Grandfather takes me to many different places.

Grandfather knows a good place to camp.

We go to gather food in the afternoon.

We are happy sleeping on the ground.
We see many stars in the night sky.

In the morning we will look for bushtucker for Grandmother.

 

Gamilaraay/Gamilaroi language

The Gamilaroi Nation is the second largest in NSW, encompassing towns such as Gunnedah, Walgett, Boggabilla and Moree. 

Gamilaraay is a rich language with a complicated grammatical structure and is spoken in a number of dialects. In recent years there have been ongoing language revitalisation efforts to revive Gamilaraay in schools and communities.   

Gamilaaray language map

 

Storytellers - Creed Gordon and Rhonda Ashby

Creed Gordon

Creed Gordon, aged 11 years, is a young man of the Gamilaraay/ Gamilaroi Nation.  Creed attends Lightning Ridge Central School, in the far north west of NSW. Creed has worked with language teachers at the Gamilaraay/ Yuwaalaraay/ Yuawaalayaay Language and Culture Nest to develop the My Weekend with Pop story in Gamilaraay.

Creed has shared his pride in culture and language, and love of learning with the Library whilst being involved in this project.

Listen to Creed's introduction
Rhonda Ashby

Rhonda Ashby is the Aboriginal Language and Culture Nest Teacher of Gamilaraay/ Yuwaalaraay/ Yuwaalayaay based at the Lightning Ridge Central School. Rhonda's family grew up in the Walgett district, connected to the Namoi River reserve, with her Gamilaraay/ Yuwaalaraay mother and Gamilaraay/ Yuin father.

Rhonda is a passionate educator whose work focuses on passing on the knowledge of Elders who inspired her to educate and empower the next generation.

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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