Thursday, 06 February 2014 12:37

Taungurung Dictionary

History of the Project The Project began in 2001 with a significant group of dedicated people: the Daungwurrung Elders Committee and The Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL) in collaboration with a Language Worker. The Language Worker, Mr Bill Nicholson Jr, established a data base of Taungurung language through research…
Wangilatha Wangu nga Kiyawatha VACL has collaborated with Brendan Kennedy from the Tati Tati Aboriginal Corporation in Robinvale to publish his songs and stories translated into traditional Tati Tati, Mutti Mutti and Wadi Wadi languages of North Western Victoria. Brendan has written dozens of songs and stories, from which nine were…
Following the success of the Kulin Creation Stories Booklet published in collaboration with Arts Victoria, we have extended this project and are pleased to announce the publication of 'Nyernila, Listen Continuously: Aboriginal Creation Stories of Victoria'. Nyernila brings together stories of creation and Aboriginal life from Koorie communities across Victoria, capturing over…
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 08:07

Nambur Ganai CD-Rom (Interactive CD-Rom)

The Woolum Bellum KODE School at Kurnai College Morwell, in partnership with the local Koorie Community officially launched the Nambur Ganai Language Interactive CD-ROM in 2000 in Melbourne at the Koorie Heritage Trust. The Nambur Ganai CD-ROM is the brain child of two Koorie teachers from Gippsland, Doris Paton and…
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 08:03

Flora and Fauna Names of Victoria

As extracted from early surveyors reports Flora and Fauna Names of Victoria Report is an initiative of the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages and the Victorian Biodiversity Strategy. The researcher Ms Sue Wesson examined material from the archives of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), the State Library…
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 07:51

Aboriginal Placenames of Victoria

In 2002 VACL commissioned the creation of a Database and Dictionary of Aboriginal Placenames of Victoria. The database is available on CD-ROM and is also available in hard copy as a single full volume or four regional volumes. The four regions are: South West Victoria North-West Victoria Central Victoria East…
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 07:38

Wathaurong CD Rom

In 2004 Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative released the teacher's guide Learning Wathaurong as an interactive CD-ROM with an accompanying booklet. This is the result of collaboration between Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd and Multilocus Interactive Pty Ltd with funding provided by the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) and…
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 07:27

VACL Short Film on Languages in Victoria

VACL has put together a short film highlighting the history of Indigenous languages in Victoria, the impact of colonisation and interviewing the language workers from across the state showcasing what is happening today in language revival and what language means to individuals. The film will go into an "Education Kit"…
Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:31

Gunnai Children’s Storybooks

The Gunnai Yirruk-Tinnor Community Language Program has been creating childrens story books written in language. These can be used as a teaching aid and as a way to bring language into childrens lives in a fun educational manner.   To order copies, please go to the VACL Book Order Form page
Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:39

Malmsbury Prison Project

  The Malmsbury Language Program that was run by the Victorian Aboriginal Language Corporation for Languages (VACL) was a very worthwhile program for our youth who had come into contact with the Justice system. The boys came from both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. The program gave them a…
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