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“We respectfully acknowledge the Yamaji people on whose land I live and work and I pay my respects to their Ancestors and Yamaji Barna”


Bundiyarra - Irra Wangga Language Centre staff have been busy working with community members 


Bundiyarra - Irra Wangga Language Centre staff have been busy working with community members to capture knowledge about their languages and raise awareness of the many languages of the Yamaji region in the past month.


Coordinator Jayden and Linguist Rosie recently accompanied some Drage family members on a trip to Nhanda country with ABC Open's Chris Lewis to learn more about the history of the area and take photos for use in Nhanda language resources. The picture below (courtesy of Chris Lewis) was taken in front of the old Ajana water tank.


Linguist Rosie and Consultant Linguist Barbara visited Carnarvon in mid-November to speak to Warriyangga language community members about documentation of their language recorded with an elderly speaker between 2005 and 2008.  


Senior Language Worker Leeann and Aboriginal Language Teacher Trainee Nadine are currently in Melbourne attending the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity's "DRIL" training program, a 10-day course offered to only 10 people nation-wide. Congratulations to both ladies for their selection and participation in the program!


A language open day and party will be held on the 3rd of December at the WA Museum Geraldton from 12-1:30pm, with language games, resource display and a free bbq. Make sure you get down to the marina to check it out!


Irra Wangga Language Team with Warriyangga language community



 ‘Wajarri Language : Body Parts’

ABC Open Film

featuring Leeann Merritt

Leeann Merrit is a Senior language worker at Bundiyarra - Irra Wangga Language Centre in Geraldton.


Wajarri country is inland from Geraldton, Western Australia, and extends as far south and west as Mullewa, north to Gascoyne Junction and east to Meekatharra.

Leeann Merrit is a Senior language worker at Bundiyarra - Irra Wangga Language Centre in Geraldton.

Leeann loves to teach children the Wajarri language and has produced a book called 'Balayi Mundungu' which means 'Look out for the monster'.

In this short video Leeann teaches body parts in the Wajarri language using a monster to enlighten her students!

Produced by Leeann Merrit and Chris Lewis for

ABC Open's Mother Tongue Project.

Creative commons music Menion - Colazione su saturno





MAY 2014

Bundiyarra Gardantha May 2014



Renovated & Ready Bundiyarra

Conference Room is Now Available to Hire 

Bundiyarra Conference Room

 Since the early 1900’s, Bundiyarra has been a

‘meeting place’.

Set amongst a natural bush setting, Bundiyarra exudes culture from the time you arrive.

The people at Bundiyarra are amazing, experts in their field and love to enjoy a good yarn with anyone that

wants to share culture.

By hiring our conference factility, you will be helping us to build many more significant facilities for our future.


Loads of FREE parking



Tucker included in the hire price

Traditional Lemon Myrtle Bush Tea served hot on arrival

Damper with Butter and Golden Syrup

Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Bushels and Green Tea

Other bit and pieces included in the price


Data Projector and Screen

Sitting, waiting room

Multiple setup options

Choose from U Shape, Theatre or Group setup (max 30 pax)

Event, Cocktail setup (max 50 pax)


Half Day: $175.00

Full Day : $320.00


Please respect our values; Bundiyarra does not permit the

consumption of drugs or alcohol on the grounds or inside the



To make a booking, inspect our Conference Room facilities or make an

enquiry please phone Kathleen Nelly on 9920 7900 or email your enquiry

to reception@bundiyarra.org.au


City of Geraldton


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Jan 23rd, 2014
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"This months Local Language 'Badimaya' | mayidyi - Aboriginal man, Aboriginal person | dyuba - Child | murni - Woman, Female | dyudya murni - Old woman | dyudya - Old person |"
- Dwayne Smith