May, 2019

2019 Year of Indigenous Languages

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Keep indigenous languages alive.

The Aboriginal language spoken in the Dalby area is the Barrunggam language. Barrunggam is also spelt as Barungam, Barrungama or Parrungoom as well as referred to as Murrumgama or Murrumningama – this may in fact refer to a dialect or regional variation as there are a couple of known dialects within Barunggam, including Bunyinni which was spoken on Jimbour Station.

Would you like to know more? Reserve a copy of the following books from your local library – Welcome to Country by Marcia Langton or Languages of the Condamine sponsored by Condamine Alliance or No Small Change by Frank Brennan or The Little Red Yellow Black Book by AIATSIS with Bruce Pascoe or Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia edited by Anita Heiss.

Source: www.condaminealliance.com.au

Rock painted by the Kate Andrews