Fred Reece said that while yinarr is ‘woman’ yinarraa is special, is like you were made a ‘dame’ or something similar. On Wednesday Aunty Fay Green became Dr Fay Green, OAM. On Friday we farewelled another yinarraa, Luise Hercus – A great worker for Aboriginal languages and culture and a valued friend of many Aboriginal … More Yinarraa Bulaarr – A second great woman, Luise Hercus
I was priviliged to be at the Australian Catholic University Sydney Graduation on Wednesday, May 9, to see Aunty Fay Green OAM awarded an honorary doctorate for her work in Aboriginal Education and Aboriginal language. Many of her family, friends and colleagues were there to honour her both at the lunch and then at the … More Dhirrabuu, Dr Walgan Fay Green, OAM
On Friday we will farewell Luise Hercus, a great woman who has made huge contributions to recording Aboriginal knowledge, particularly languages, songs and histories. She worked with over 50 languages, including many along the Murray River. Her most comprehensive NSW study resulted in a grammar of Paakantji and her tapes and other materials will remain … More Maaru Yananga, Luise Hercus.