Expedition Eastward from Northam by the Dempster brothers, Clarkson, Harper and Correll, July-August 1861 (Copy)


This book records the conversations and learning about Nyangumarta language and culture between Dodd and McKelson. For forty years, McKelson held firm his promise to Tommy to preserve the language. The enormity of the task required his devotion. He worked tirelessly to continue recording and preserving Nyangumarta and four other north-west languages over the years that followed. Now, in his retirement, McKelson has fulfilled his promise.

‘Paliny pukarrikirri yimpiliimurnunyurraku partanykarrangukupa.’ ‘I will be telling these Dream Time stories to you dear children.’ Tommy Dodd

This book is for the children of the future.