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Task no. 1
Aboriginal word list
Below is a vocabulary list of Aboriginal words used in the Ulladulla area when Mickey was alive. It was collected by James Larmer, possibly around 1832. Larmer was the assistant surveyor on Sir Thomas Mitchell's second expedition in 1835 along the Bogan and Darling Rivers. Mickey would have been familiar with these words and would have been about 12 years old when Larmer compiled the list. This list is probably an 1853 copy of Larmer's original compilation.
Find three Aboriginal words from the list that describe things in Mickey's picture.
Write the Aboriginal word on the item in Mickey's drawing.
Sort the Aboriginal words into two groups using the downloadable resource:
- Aboriginal words to describe Aboriginal things
- Aboriginal words to describe European things
|Aboriginal word||Australian English word|
|nonaga-weyou||What is your name?|
|ka au dee||tobacco|
|yookun or coonjee||hut|