The Resource Katitjin Ngulluckiny Boodera: Kura, Yeye Mila Boorda. "Understanding our country through placenames: From the past today and into the present"

Katitjin Ngulluckiny Boodera: Kura, Yeye Mila Boorda. "Understanding our country through placenames: From the past today and into the present"

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Katitjin Ngulluckiny Boodera: Kura, Yeye Mila Boorda. "Understanding our country through placenames: From the past today and into the present"
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Katitjin Ngulluckiny Boodera: Kura, Yeye Mila Boorda. "Understanding our country through placenames: From the past today and into the present"
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eng
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[Abstract from AIATSIS Research - Associate Professor Len Collard] The role of Nyungar people, the traditional owners of the south western lands, the home of the Nyungar or people, is central as the originators of the place names currently in use across the length and breadth of Nyungar lands. Nyungar language in placenames of the south West of Australia is commonly used, however the story of their creation is yet to be fully comprehended. Nyungar language is the basis of geographical nomenclature for many town names however comprehensive critical research and analysis is needed for interpretation. This presentation examines the contribution of local Nyungar peoples in association with settlers and explorers in the recording of this regional phenomena. Aboriginal people as guides into country and the use of language as the basis for placenames will be examined. Across the Southwest of Western Australia many names of towns and cities are also of Nyungar background. The language of the Nyungar is creating a growing interest in understanding the way that this knowledge came to be and what relationships of conciliation existed between the Nyungar Australians and the newcomers to their country. Little critical research exists on clarifying the meaning and interpretation of Nyungar placenames has been done on the south west of the Australian continent. A series of placenames case studies will be used from Whadjuck, Wilmen, Wardandi, Pibelmen and Wheelman Nyungar language clans to examine the placenames and their meanings. This presentation will draw on the approaches to the establishment of the place names, which centres around British and Nyungar collaboration. The Nyungar approach links to dreamtime yarns, about the natural phenomena and associated events that are reflected in the placenames of southwest Australia
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Filmed in Canberra, A.C.T., 2011
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Associate Professor Len Collard
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AIATSIS_109 ; V09319_1-13
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Katitjin Ngulluckiny Boodera: Kura, Yeye Mila Boorda. "Understanding our country through placenames: From the past today and into the present"
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http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
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  • Not auditioned
  • The views and opinions expressed by speakers during the AIATSIS Seminar Series do not necessarily reflect those of AIATSIS, and the Institute accepts no responsibility for them
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Conditions apply
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Kate Smith;
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AIATSIS_001
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Katitjin Ngulluckiny Boodera: Kura, Yeye Mila Boorda. "Understanding our country through placenames: From the past today and into the present"
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Publication
Note
  • Not auditioned
  • The views and opinions expressed by speakers during the AIATSIS Seminar Series do not necessarily reflect those of AIATSIS, and the Institute accepts no responsibility for them
Governing access note
Conditions apply
Immediate source of acquisition
Kate Smith;
Note
Release form
Stock number
AIATSIS_001

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