Kawarla: How to Make a Coolamon is the result of extensive language documentation work conducted in the Gurindji community in the Northern Territory.
Dr Felicity Meakins, from UQ’s School of Languages and Cultures, worked with Gurindji elders Biddy Wavehill and Violet Wadrill to create the book.
“The audio is linked to the book’s text through QR codes, which can be played through smart phones, allowing the reader to hear the words as they were spoken,” Dr Meakins said.
“It means that Gurindji elders will continue to be heard long after they pass away, and younger generations will still have access to their knowledge.
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|2015 • Australia • culture | preservation • Gurindji • QR code • talking book|
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