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The murramal ngara the birrabain namrag
Naway ngia ngara ngia mundah
The garrang dthurroon runs djawayarr
Ngia yilag naway goodjie at last

~ Collaborative poem by Namish Year 7, Cooper Year 7, Domamic Year 10, Mayrah Year 10 and Daniel Year 8, Dapto High School and Oak Flats High School

Celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages

 

Dharawal workshops in May 2019

First Nations students from Figtree Public School, Warilla North Public School, Port Kembla Public School, Dapto High School and Oak Flats High School met on Dharawal land on 7 and 8 May. 

The two-day event connected Dharawal-based Gundungurra Custodian, Aunty Trish Levett together with Gunai poet Kirli Saunders and Gumea Dharawal Language Custodian Jacob Morris, to create poetry in language while learning about culture, art and belonging.

Workshops ran as part of Red Room Poetry’s Poetry in First Languages project, with supporters. Merrigong Theatre Co and Wollongong Art Gallery.

 

Read student poems

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