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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.
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.
Storyteller - 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.
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.