Ngabu Bingayi Aboriginal Corporation’s Dhanggati Language Group launch

As part of this year’s NAIDOC week celebrations, Kempsey Library will be hosting the launch of the Dhanggati Language Group’s book publishing project at midday on Friday 3 July.

The Dhanggati Language Group has developed a range of teaching resources and games to support the revival of the Dhanggati language and culture, and the three dreamtime stories compiled to date will be on display on the day. A unique aspect of this work is that it is available both in binder format and electronically, and attendees at the launch will be able to view the dreamtime stories on the ‘big screen’. The launch will also feature some of the videos compiled as part of the Mapping the Macleay project.

One of the goals of the launch will be to get feedback from the community about the work of the Dhanggati Language Group so far.

Light refreshments will be served on the day and bookings are not required. For all enquiries, please contact Ruth Waite at Kempsey Library.

Dhangatti LAnguage Group logo

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Celebrate NAIDOC week - Tuesday 7 July, from 1pm to 3pm - enjoy stories, games and activities with Aunty Ruth at Wigay Cultural Park on the corner of Dangar and Sea Streets in West Kempsey.  All ages are welcome, no need to book. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the ‘discovery walk’!

Fatty the Rat Rod - Thursday 9 July, from 10:30am to 11:30am – meet Fatty the Rat Rod and creators Mitch Oxborough and Anne Marie Winter at this storytelling session with a difference! Note that a parent or a responsible adult needs to accompany each child as we will be going outside the library to look at the “Rat Rod”. This is a free activity for kids aged 3 to 12 years and bookings are essential.

Please contact the library to secure a space for your child at the library based sessions.

Fatty the Rat Rod

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