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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 2017

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. 2017 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…