After the success of the Award Winning 2013 Write into Art program Yugambeh Museum is pleased to announce the 2014 program, and invites schools to take part. Write into Art—Gulgun Ngahri links Indigenous Language, the arts and Indigenous culture with the Yugambeh Language App.
Over 1000 Yugambeh language words, phrases and pictionary images, mostly from the John Allen (Bullumm) dictionary are featured on this FREE App.
Write into Art—Gulgun Ngahri encourages schools and community to use the App to find suitable words as the inspiration for poetry and art.The Write into Art program has two categories for entry.
View a video by Rory O'Connor which helps explain Write Into Art. (click on the link below)
Yugambeh Museum has recently launched Queensland's First Aboriginal Language App for Apple & Android. If you click on the link below it will show you our fully functioning APP on your computer screen.
Yugambeh Australian Aboriginal language from the Gold Coast, Logan and Scenic Rim regions in Queensland, at your fingertips for educators, visitors and community. Includes audio, dictionary and pictionary files. Developed by the Yugambeh Museum to re-invigorate use of the traditional language by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community members and close the educational gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.
Bullumm, also known as John Allen was from the Wangerriburra people whose lands include Mt Tamborine. At 11 years old, Bullumm began working with John Collins, droving sheep from Mundoolun to Waterton near Ipswich. Bullumm started a lifelong friendship with the Collins family and they treated him as one of their own. In 1913 Bullumm helped compile a grammar vocabulary and some notes on the Wangerriburra Tribe. This dictionary has been reprinted and may be purchased through the Yugambeh Museum store. Click the link below to purchase the dictionary.
It is estimated that there were at least 605 (Normal Tindale map) language groups in Australia at the time of the first European arrivals.
The language of the Yugambeh region, which included the Gold Coast, Scenic Rim and Logan region has been gathered through the work of the Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre.
It is a vision of the Yugambeh Museum to re-introduce Yugambeh language into everyday environments, so it does not disappear forever. You can assist by learning some simple phrases, and putting them to work in conversations, in texts and emails.
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