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08 Jan: New Papers by GALC

GALC linguists are pleased to announce the release of two new papers about languages of the Goldfields region. All papers written by GALC linguists can be found in the Research section of this website. The new papers can also be found below. Languages and Dialects of the Goldfields Region  by Sue Hanson. An Introduction to the Orthography and Grammatical Structure of the Ngaju Language  by Marion Mullin. These papers are available as downloads and may be used for personal research. For any other use, contact GALC at info@wangka.com.au

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13 Dec: Australian Linguistic Society 2017

Linguists from GALC, Gizem and Sue, attended the 2017 Australian Linguistic Society conference in Sydney last week. Both Sue and the remaining GALC linguist Marion presented linguistic papers at the conference. Marion’s paper was presented via video whilst Sue presented in person at the conference. Both papers will be available on this website in the ‘Research’ section very soon. Sue Hanson’s paper was, ‘Languages and Dialects of the Goldfields Region of Western Australia’. Marion Mullin’s paper was, ‘An Introduction to the Orthography and Grammatical Structure of the Ngadju Language’ The process of presenting papers on the research findings undertaken by linguists at GALC is very important because it ensures that…

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16 Nov: Lexicography Workshop May 2018

Calling all dictionary makers!!! GALC is very pleased to announce the hosting of an intensive 5-day lexicography workshop for linguists and people involved in dictionary making. This workshop will be held at the Goldfields Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie from 7th to 11th May 2018. The workshop will be run by international lexicographers Michael Rundell (MacMillan Dictionary Editor) , Vojtěch Kovář and Milo Jakubíček of Lexicom https://lexicom.courses This intensive lexicography and lexical computing workshop combines practical work and theoretical perspectives on the making of corpus-based dictionaries and training in the software to supports management of corpus data. The workshop topics include lexicography, preparation of material for online dictionaries, the matters around online dictionaries, conversion of Toolbox data into…

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06 Nov: Training

The Goldfields Aboriginal Language centre offers a variety of trainings. The list of courses is growing so come back now and again to see what else we have on offer! 2018 courses: Cultural Competency Training (CCT) – monthly courses and group bookings Lexicography workshop – 7 – 11 May 2018 Translators and interpreters course – for fully fluent speakers of Goldfields Aboriginal languages To enquire about these training events or to discuss your training needs, contact us on (08)9021 3788 or info@wangka.com.au  

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01 Nov: Translators and Interpreters wanted!

The Goldfields Aboriginal Language Centre (GALC) is establishing an Aboriginal Goldfields interpreting and translating service for the region. Currently there are very few people who hold interpreting qualifications. Interpreters are needed for court appearances, hospitals and aged care, police, prisons, Centrelink and a wide variety of other services. Translating work on documents, posters, films, documentaries and a wide variety of material will also be undertaken. People interested in training and qualifying as an interpreter must: Fluently speak a Goldfields Aboriginal language as a first language. Understand and speak English to a high level. Undertake interpreter training with GALC. Undertake assessment with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters. Be…

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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. An ABC Open short film about the exhibition: 50 Years on from the Referendum Les Schultz opening the exhibition Attendees mingled with the people whose portraits and words were on display for…

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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 An ABC Open film about the exhibition: 50 Years on from Referendum

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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!