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Palawa Kani: Interview with Amanda Vanstone


Harman, K, Palawa Kani: Interview with Amanda Vanstone, Counterpoint with Amanda Vanstone, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 20 August 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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Before the arrival of James Cook there was an estimated 250 indigenous languages and hundreds more dialects were spread across Australia.

Work has begun to preserve and restore some of these languages and in recent times a reconstructed Tasmanian language has emerged.

It's called palawa kani and Kristyn Harman explains how this language is being used in educational settings, ceremonies and official functions as well as in popular culture through songs and television.

Item Details

Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:history, Australia, Tasmania
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Harman, K (Associate Professor Kristyn Harman)
ID Code:127704
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-08-09
Last Modified:2018-08-24

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