Reviving the Gamilaraay Language – Tracey Cameron
Reviving the Gamilaraay Language
Tracey Cameron is a Gamilaraay person whose family comes from southern Gamilaraay Country near Mullaley, between Coonabarabran and Gunnedah in northwest NSW. Tracey was born and grew up on Wiradjuri Country and now live in Sydney, where she teaches Indigenous studies in the School of Literature, Art and Media.
“Gamilaraay is a unique Australian language I am keen to share it with others.”
As the first Gamilaraay woman to teach Gamilaraay at the University of Sydney, Tracey has been able to do this through learning, teaching and talking to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians in and about her Gamilaraay language. Gamilaraay is Tracey’s connection to Country, to culture and to mob. Gamilaraay and all Australian languages are part of our heritage as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians, and they need to be revitalised, maintained and spoken so they can continue to provide a unique window through to the worlds of our ancestors and to our Country.
- Honi Soit: Yaama, Tracey ngaya
- University of Sydney News: The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women influencing Sydney staff
- Sydney Morning Herald: ‘Bringing back a language only 50 people can speak’
- Gamilaraay Yuwaalaraay: Guladha Gamilaraay guwaalaylandaay
- Watch: Tracey Cameron on ‘The Word Up’ – ABC’s AWAYE! Program
For more information, contact: Dr Benjamin Nickl – firstname.lastname@example.org