We're open every day over the Australia Day long weekend, with reduced opening hours on the Australia Day public holiday, Monday 28 January. More information ›
Our word of the week is Batadee.
According to the Mrs. David Milson Kamilaroi vocabulary and Aboriginal songs (1840), Batadee means “Father”. The word Batadee most likely originated from the Gamilaraay/Gamilaroi/Kamilaroi language language group.
If you want to get involved, you can help us by transcribing our diaries, letters, manuscripts and records. Click here to find out more.
It is important to note that these records were written in most cases about Aboriginal languages by non - Aboriginal people. For this reason, the written words may not accurately reflect the ways in which an oral language was spoken and transmitted.