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Indigenous Understanding MYBennies: Music and Language


Acknowledgement of Country

Mount St Benedict College acknowledges and pays respect to the past and present traditional custodians and elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Ancestors have walked this country and we acknowledge their special and unique place in our nation’s historical, cultural and linguistic identity.

Visitors should be aware that this Research Guide may contain images or documentation relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are deceased.

Darug Language

Learning the language These are language lessons developed by Richard Green for use in teaching the language. They explain the process of reclamation.

The Conversation

The yidaki – the subject of a major exhibition now on show at the South Australian Museum – is an instrument owned exclusively by the Yolngu people of North East Arnhem Land.

Waabiny Time

Waabiny Time - Series 1 is a children’s variety program that celebrates Noongar Language in a community and family themed environment. The presenters, Kylie Farmer and Lee West, entertain children between ages 3 to 6 and take them on a colourful adventure with stories, songs, dance and craft activities.

The production aims to entertain, preserve Indigenous language while telling stories, and showcase the rich diversity of Indigenous culture and creative talent. 

Waabiny Time is the first Indigenous early childhood language program and involved early childhood educators and Noongar language specialists in every stage of the project. Each episode, each segment, and each sentence has been crafted to address the learning needs of young people and familiarise them with Indigenous language.

Little J, he's five and Big Cuz, she's nine. They're a couple of Indigenous Australian kids living with their Nanna and Old Dog. All their friends are nearby, and school is just a stroll away along a bush track.

Teaching and Learning on Darug Country

Welcome to Learning and Teaching in Darug country.  You can see the Sydney CBD on the home page. This is Cadigal country, one of the many Darug clans of the Sydney region. Darug country extends from the Sydney CBD to the Blue Mountains, and is one of five main groups of Aboriginal people living in the Sydney region today.

You Tube

Multicultural Children's Services Program at ECSC is proud to present this Acknowledgement of Country video produced in partnership with the children, families and educators of Summer Hill Children's Centre.

Darug woman Jacinta Tobin and Gadigal man Joel Davison lead classes developed to provide a foundational understanding of the local language. Be part of the reawakening of the Aboriginal Language of Sydney, also known as Eora or Darug language.

Dharug-dalang greeting song. Written in the language of the Darug people, the Aboriginal people of Western Sydney.


World Book

Word Up podcast

Word Up

The diverse languages of black Australia from Anmatyerre to Arrernte, from Bidjara to Bundjalung, from Nyungar to Ngaanyatjarra, from Yankunytjatjara to Yorta Yorta — one word at a time.

ABC Education

Work with your local Indigenous community to translate and sing a song in the first language of your area!


In Australia there are more than 250 Indigenous languages including around 800 dialects. Languages are living things that connect people to Country, culture and ancestors.