Newcastle Herald, 13th October 2009
A Cardiff-based organisation is helping to revive Aboriginal languages around the world, including the tongue of the American Indian Navaho tribe.
National Indigenous Times, 11th October 2006
The work of the Indigenous Creative Enterprise Centre (ICEC) in Newcastle has been given a boost with the donation of 8 laptop computers by Avanade Australia.
The Information Superhighway meets the Dreamtime in the efforts of a Newcastle-based organisation dedicated to the revitalisation and preservation of Indigenous Culture.
Microsoft UPdate Newsletter, December 2005
"Internationally, every two weeks at least one Indigenous Language disappears. Digitisation is the quickest way to get a record of a language and stop that trend... If our languages disappear everything about us disappears... the Aboriginal people of Australia are the oldest living race. We have the oldest religion, the oldest traditions, the oldest languages, and we are not going to let that go."
Story by Michael Blaxland, TheSun Herald, 20th January 2008
The extinct Awabakal Languages's strong rhythms struck local Aboriginal Daryn McKenny as he revived ancient words over the past eight years...
Story by Winsome Denyer, ABC, 15th October 2007
A small cultural association in Newcastle might just be the first to develop a computer program aimed directly at Indigenous communities to save and teach traditional languages.
Story by Andrew McLeod, Newcastle Herald, 12th September 2007
Many Aboriginal Languages are all but extinct and many are in danger of falling silent forever as the last generation of speakers grows old.
Story by Bill Bennett, The Age, 6th September 2007
The article talks about how Arwarbukarl developed a computer program called Miromaa to assist in the rate of language loss for Aboriginal languages and Miromaa a back end database for a website currently under development named ‘ourlanguages’.
The Koori Mail, 27th August 2009
Children in the Newcastle, Lower Hunter and Lake Macquarie areas of NSW are getting an introduction to the local Awabakal language with the launch this month of Lenny and the Big Red Kinan.
Lake Macquarie News, 13th September 2007
The technical tools of today are being put to use to keep alive the noble Awabakal Language, once spoken by the Indigenous communities around Lake Macquarie.
Miromaa ALTC, 29th May 2008
Arwarbukarl and Miromaa win Australian Community ICT Award for software development.
Story by Paul Clarke, Microsoft Australia, 7th April 2008
We received runner-up in this very challenging competition.
Daryn McKenny from the Arwarbukarl Cultural Resource Association (ACRA) gave a passionate demonstration called Modern Ways for Ancient Words at the 9th Australian Computer Conference for Seniors which was held at the Powerhouse Museum Sydney in August.
School children will soon be able to learn a language not spoken between people in lake Macquarie for almost 150 years.
Story by Frances Thompson, Newcastle Herald, 18th September 2008
Hunter people live surrounded by Aboriginal words, even though so many of the original languages of Australia have disappeared.
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