Story told in Wiradjuri

 

 

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Pop and Me

Nginha Babiinbaal-bu nganhal-bu.

This is Grandfather and me.

2 / 6
Pop's place

Ngadhu gadhaang Babiinbaal-dhiyala winhumiyawanha.
Guwiiny garra nganhal ngurang-galang-gu gibing-gu.

I am happy staying with Grandfather.
He takes me to many camps.

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Camping

Babiinbaal gulbanha marang yilawura.

Grandfather knows a good place to camp.

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Bushtucker

Ngiyanhi yanhanha dhangaang-bu dyiny-bu.
Dhin-bu gawimarra-gu ngarranga-dha dhirranbang-ga.
Guwiing Marambang!

We go to gather food in the afternoon.
It’s really good!

5 / 6
Under the Stars

Ngiyanhi gadhaang wirri-gunhanha gara-dha.
Ngiyanhi ngaanha miil galangabang ngurung-a.

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

6 / 6
Flowers for Nan

Ngarin-dha ngiyanhi gurawiiny-galang-gu ngaanha Badhiin-gu.

In the morning we look for flowers for Grandmother.

Listen to the entire story again

 

Nginha Babiinbaal-bu nganhal-bu.

Ngadhu gadhaang Babiinbaal-dhiyala winhumiyawanha.
Guwiiny garra nganhal ngurang-galang-gu gibing-gu.

Babiinbaal gulbanha marang yilawura.

Ngiyanhi yanhanha gawimarra-gu dhangaang-bu dyiny-bu.
Dhin-bu ngarranga-d ha dhirranbang-ga.
Marang!

Ngiyanhi gadhaang wirri-gunhanha gara-dha.
Ngiyanhi ngaanha miil galangabang ngurung-a.

Ngarin-dha ngiyanhi ngaanha.
gurawiiny-galang-gu Badhiin-gu.

 

Listen to the entire story in English

 

This is Grandfather and me.

I am happy staying with Grandfather.
He takes me to many camps.

Grandfather knows a good place to camp.

We go to gather food in the afternoon.
It’s really good!
 

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

In the morning we look for
flowers for Grandmother.

 

Wiradjuri language

The Wiradjuri Nation is geographically the largest in NSW, stretching from Coonabarabran in the north to the Murray River in the south. 

As possibly the most densely populated Nation, it is estimated that around 12,000 people spoke the Wiradjuri language prior to settlement, with different dialects existing in some areas.

Wiradjuri is now widely taught in preschools through to tertiary institutions.

Wiradjuri language map

Storyteller - Diane McNaboe

Diane McNaboe

Diane McNaboe is a Wiradjuri, Gamilaraay woman who grew up in Dubbo on Wiradjuri Country. Diane is the Teacher,  Aboriginal Language and Culture North/ West Wiradjuri Language and Culture Nest, based in Dubbo.

Diane holds a Master of Indigenous Languages Education and is a community leader who supports the teaching of the Wiradjuri language.

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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