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September 17, 2018

Gamilaraay Word of the Week ǀ Week 37

Yaama Maliyaa, Today we're in Manilla


Maniila-y - The hunting grounds
Guduu - Murray cod
Goodooga - Home of the Murray cod

September 10, 2018

Gamilaraay Word of the Week ǀ Week 36

Weemilah

There are a number of property's named Weemilah around the place as well as a town up towards the Qld border, where does the word come from?

What Aboriginal words on signposts do you see on your travels?

September 2, 2018

Gamilaraay Word of the Week ǀ Week 36


Gaba Bubaa Yaraadha
Happy Father's Day

Gaba - Good
Bubaa - Father 
Yaraadha - Day

August 27, 2018

Gamilaraay Word of the Week ǀ Week 35


The big white gum trees that grow beside the rivers across our region remind us of an important Dreamtime story

Yarran - White Gum Tree
Yarrandoo - Southern Cross

August 20, 2018

Gamilaraay Word of the Week ǀ Week 34

Balabalaa - Butterfly

Banggabaa - White

August 13, 2018

Gamilaraay Word of the Week ǀ Week 33

The Bumbal tree - The Bumbal tree produces a rough skinned green fruit which is sweet, full of Vitamin C, can be used for healing. It is coming into season across the region at the moment.

August 5, 2018

Gamilaraay Word of the Week ǀ Week 32

Kootingal - Star light, or being around the stars

July 29, 2018

Gamilaraay Word of the Week ǀ Week 31

Staying with our theme of place names, here's one you might have seen on a few street posts around the region, its original meaning and a way its been adapted into contemporary language.

Yarrol - Yarrol Road, Yarral Avenue

Yarral - co...

July 22, 2018

Gamilaraay Word of the Week ǀ Week 30

Place names - Calala

Calala - being around the rivers and creeks
Gali - water

July 15, 2018

Gamilaraay Word of the Week ǀ Week 29

Place names - Nemingha

Place where the two rivers meet

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