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Master-Apprentice Workshop
Friday, 15th of November 2013

Donna McLaren and Margaret Florey from the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD) came up to Hedland in October to conduct a three-day workshop on the Master-Apprentice Language Learning Program through their Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages (DRIL) initiative. Several Wangka Maya staff members and our Chairman Bruce Thomas attended the workshop.

 

Two mother-daughter Master-Apprentice pairs from outside the Pilbara also travelled to Hedland to attend the workshops. A Noongar pair came up from Bunbury and a Gamilaraay pair came all the way from Boggabilla, NSW.

 

Wangka Maya language workers Nora Cooke and Lorice Douglas
Wangka Maya senior linguist Jason Lee with Chairman Bruce Thomas
Wangka Maya linguist Peter Hill with Manager Julie Walker
RNLD Trainer Donna McLaren

Clockwise from top right: Jason Lee and Bruce Thomas; RNLD trainer Donna McLaren (Gamilaraay); Julie Walker and Peter Hill; Nora Cooke and Lorice Douglas. Photos by Margaret Florey.