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19 Sep: New Books at GALC

GALC has 6 new books in stock! Each was made with speakers of the Goldfields region for children to read and enjoy. There are 5 new Tjupan stories and 1 new Cundeelee Wangka story. The books are full colour, laminated back and front with spiral binding. The price is $15 per book. Available at the GALC office on Hannan St, Kalgoorlie or order by email to info@wangka.com.au For more information go to the resources section of this website.                

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06 Sep: Right to be Heard Exhibition at GAC

The Right to be Heard Exhibition is its last days at the Goldfields Arts Centre. Get in now to see this thought provoking exhibition before it is over. The launch was a tremendous event with around 60 people braving the Kalgoorlie cold to attend. The Tjupan choir opened the event with a song written especially for the exhibition. A general talk by Sue Hanson was followed by a powerful speech by Les Schultz as he opened the exhibition. Les Schultz opening the exhibition Attendees mingled with the people whose portraits and words were on display for drinks and nibbles. Lovely bush tucker nibbles were a hit with kangaroo spring rolls,…

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01 Aug: The Right to be Heard 1967 Referendum Exhibition- Kalgoorlie

Peter Thomas of Wingellina The ‘Right to be Heard’ photographic exhibition will be opened in Kalgoorlie on Thursday 17th of August, 6pm at the Goldfields Arts Centre. Members of the public are invited to attend this event and visit the photographs over the following two weeks. The exhibition was a tremendous success in Perth in July. More than 200 people attended and viewed the images during the afternoon the exhibition was open. Download the flyer for the exhibition here: Goldfields exhibition flyer

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15 May: Jungkajungka Festival Norseman May 2017

Amy Budrikis handles a live snake at the Jungkajungka Festival May 2017 GALC staff took the language centre’s display down to Norseman for the fantastic first ever Jungkajungka Festival.  This was a super opportunity to chat with Norseman people and visitors about the languages of the Goldfields and the research being undertaken on the languages. Marion Mullin and linguistic PhD student Amy Budrikis assisted Sue Hanson to man the display and then took part in activities and events over the weekend. Thanks to the Wilderness Society and the Ngaju Rangers for inviting GALC along to the event. We look forward to another in a couple of years time!

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15 May: ‘The Right to be Heard’ 1967 Referendum 50th Anniversary

GALC is working in partnership with the National Trust (WA) on an exhibition event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the landmark 1967 Referendum. The event is called ‘The Right to be Heard’ and is a photographic exhibition which carries the thoughts of those being photographed. Photographer, Tobias Titz from Melbourne, was recently in the Goldfields to work with GALC staff on the images for the exhibition. Many thanks to all this people who participated. 16 photos were taken and are now being prepared for the exhibition. Tobias at work photographing Brian Champion for the exhibition This event builds on a similar set of photos and comments that were taken in…

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28 Jan: Goldfields Aboriginal Language Awards

The second Goldfields Aboriginal Languages Awards was held in July 2017. The winners of the awards are below. See further down for information for the 2018 Language Awards and nominate people who you feel should be recognised. Nominations open April 2018. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! Thank you to everyone who nominated, helped out on the day and attended the lovely awards ceremony. 2017 Award winners 1. Hall of Fame: Long term commitment by an individual towards the use and preservation of Aboriginal languages. 2018 Winners Luxie Hogarth-Redmond (Kuwarra)  and Keith Sceghi (Tjupan) 2. Outstanding educational body promoting Aboriginal language learning. 2017 Award winner: Norseman Primary School 3. Outstanding business promoting…

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19 Feb: New GALC Staff

L-R Zoe Thomas, Peta Simpson and Pam Thorley at work in GALC GALC has had some staff change overs in the last month. Education Officer Zoe Thomas left for maternity leave and Office Manager Pam Thorley moved to Perth to be closer to family. Peta Simpson’s contract came to an end. We’ll miss all these very valued staff members! Carmel in the front office of GALC GALC welcomes Carmel Smiler from the Kimberley into the position of Receptionist. We’re very fortunate to have Carmel at the language centre as she comes with a wealth of knowledge about Aboriginal languages and translating work. Marion Mullin at work on detailed Ngaju language…