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Paakantji Language HSC students visit to the Library

This week the Library was excited to welcome visitors from the Menindee Central School (NSW). 

Andrew Sloane and William Mitchell are some of the first students in NSW to learn Aboriginal Languages as part of their HSC. Their course is taught by Paakantji Language experts Robert Lindsay and Kayleen Kerwin.

During their visit, the group did some recordings for the Say it in...Language Resource project, an interactive education component which will provide a taste of Aboriginal languages accompanied by resource kit and template word cards for teachers. More information on the Say it in... project will be released in the next months on the State Library website. 

The visit of the group was also a  chance for the Library to showcase  the resources the Library holds relating to the Barkindji language and to Menindee's Aboriginal history.  

Both students were also part of the 32nd Kaldor Public Art Project, presents barrangal dyara (skin and bones) by Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones. The art project was a vast sculptural installation stretching across 20,000 square-metres of the Royal Botanic Garden.  

The Indigenous Services team thanks the visitors from the Menindee Central School for their great contribution!

Paakantji Visit

Robert Lindsay, William Mitchell, Andrew Sloane with Indigenous Services Librarian Melissa Jackson.


For more information on the Indigenous Services work visit About Indigenous services, or Contact Indigenous Services at the Library to book an appointment.