The Dhurga Dictionary and Learners Grammar: A South-East Coast NSW Aboriginal Language is an overdue and extremely valuable resource for the Dhurga speaking people of Yuin Country and of any person wanting to learn the traditional language.
The Dhurga language is spoken from south of Nowra to Narooma and west to Braidwood and Araluen. This publication is the most concise compilation of the Dhurga language to date with over 730 words including informant and recorder details as validation of authenticity. The dictionary is user-friendly for all literacy levels and readers, it is the very first of its kind and in high demand.
- 240mm x 170mm x 20mm
- Released June 2020
- ISBN 9781925302608
About The Author
Siblings Patricia Ellis, Kerry Boyenga and Waine Donovan are all teachers with over 80 years’ experience collectively in the education system. All three have been teaching the Dhurga language since early 2000.
They are extremely passionate and proud of their Aboriginal culture and language and have worked tirelessly in their efforts to see the publication of The Dhurga Dictionary and Learners Grammar: A South-East Coast NSW Aboriginal Language. This is their gift to their language community.
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I can not stress how valuable this resource is for a person like me as a Yuin descendant it instills great pride in my spirit. Being able to speak one of my paternal tongue. The book is awesome! Thank you to the all who made this book possible. I recommend it to ALL Yuin descendants!
i am so happy with this :)
The prpcess of buying and paying was simple and it was delivered a few days later. Def cant complain.
Great design, layout and great for educating people.
Thankyou to authors for collating such a book. I find it very useful & enables me to get a better understanding of my husbands people’s language
walawaani Congratulations on a wonderful, interesting and informative book. I am thoroughly enjoying trying to teach myself a little bit of Dhurga language, even though I am non-indigenous. Thank you!
So happy to have this book. User friendly and beautifully laid out for clarity and easy navigation, and such an important resource. Congratulations to all the team involved.