Wunungu Awara: Animating Indigenous Knowledges

Welcome to Wunungu Awara: Animating Indigenous Knowledges

The loss of a language is a lot more than just the loss of words. It is also the loss of identity, spirituality, cultural knowledge and values. Using the latest 3D animation technology Indigenous stories and languages come to life – records the past, preserves the present, and protects Indigenous languages and knowledge into the future.


Animating Language: Continuing Inter-Generational Indigenous Language Knowledge

Monash University news

In 2015 John Bradley, Brent McKee and Shannon Faulkhead presented a seminar on the Monash Country Lines Archive to seminar in the Museum Studies program at New York University. From this presentation we were invited to submit a chapter for the The Routledge Companion to Cultural Property edited by Jane Anderson and Haidy Geismar.

From Story to 3D Animation: Preserving Indigenous knowledge through the Monash Country Lines Project

Last year, a group of academics and staff working on the Monash Country Lines Archive  gave a presentation on their work at the ATALM (Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums) Conference in Washington DC.

Yanyuwa Animations to be broadcast on NITV (2015)

The Yanyuwa families’ animations are going to be broadcasted over June to October 2015 on National Indigenous Television (NITV).

Monash University news

Yanyuwa Language is ‘severely endangered’: Endangered Languages website (2015)

The Yanyuwa language has been identified as ‘severely endangered’ by the Endangered Languages website.

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