Nganga: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Words and Phrases – Aunty Fay Muir & Sue Lawson



Walker Books

ISBN: 9781921977015
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Release Date: June 1, 2018
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99

For many of us, especially those of us who have First Australian family connections, there are certain words and phrases with which we are already familiar: “Aunty, Uncle, sorry business, deadly, women’s business, marngrook, dreamtime, Elders, songlines. “

Also for many there is no real understanding of these and hence Nganga will be a most valuable reference book not just for schools but for anyone with a genuine wish to embrace more of our First Australian culture.

Arranged like a dictionary this includes not only Indigenous language but terms that relate to the understanding of the culture, country and peoples. It is a well-considered and readily digested information source for all Australians.

As the mother and grandmother of proud Wiradjuri children it gives me the greatest pleasure to recommend this to you either for your school collection, as an integral part of your cross-cultural studies, or your own edification.

Aunty Fay Muir  and Sue Lawson   have collaborated to provide a concise and authoritative cultural treasure which will be an educational ‘must have’.

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My Wiradjuri girl doing her thing at the NAIDOC assembly two years ago on behalf of herself and her beautiful mum, now with her ancestors.

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