Adelaide

11°C

Thu
| Rain at times.
14
9
Fri
| Morning rain. Shower or two.
14
9
Alice Springs

15°C

Thu
| Partly cloudy, warm.
26
12
Fri
| Sunny, cooler.
21
5
Bendigo

6°C

Thu
| Morning fog and frost.
10
0
Fri
| Rain at times.
10
4
Borroloola

18°C

Thu
| Morning fog then sunny.
31
7
Fri
| Morning fog then sunny.
31
9
Bourke

5°C

Thu
| Cloudy.
19
5
Fri
| Possible morning shower.
24
9
Brisbane

12°C

Thu
| Mostly sunny.
22
10
Fri
| Partly cloudy.
23
11
Broome

21°C

Thu
| Sunny.
29
15
Fri
| Sunny.
29
12
Bundaberg

12°C

Thu
| Mostly sunny.
23
10
Fri
| Possible shower.
23
10
Cairns

19°C

Thu
| Partly cloudy.
26
15
Fri
| Possible shower.
26
16
Canberra

 

Thu
| Partly cloudy.
12
1
Fri
| Rain at times, easing.
11
2
Carnarvon

15°C

Thu
| Mostly sunny.
21
8
Fri
| Sunny.
23
9
Ceduna

16°C

Thu
| Rain at times.
16
9
Fri
| A few showers.
16
9
Darwin

21°C

Thu
| Sunny.
30
18
Fri
| Mostly sunny.
30
18
Derby

20°C

Thu
| Mostly sunny.
31
18
Fri
| Sunny.
30
16
Doomadgee

12°C

Thu
| Sunny.
30
7
Fri
| Mostly sunny.
30
8
Ernabella

14°C

Thu
| Morning shower or two.
19
12
Fri
| Mostly sunny.
17
4
Fitzroy Crossing

 

Thu
| Sunny.
32
16
Fri
| Sunny.
30
14
Halls Creek

20°C

Thu
| Sunny.
30
14
Fri
| Sunny.
29
15
Hobart

7°C

Thu
| Mostly sunny.
13
3
Fri
| Mostly sunny.
13
4
Kalgoorlie

7°C

Thu
| Cloudy.
14
5
Fri
| Mostly sunny.
17
4
Kowanyama

18°C

Thu
| Sunny.
31
12
Fri
| Mostly sunny.
31
15
Kununurra

19°C

Thu
| Sunny.
32
12
Fri
| Sunny.
32
12
Lajamanu

 

Thu
| Sunny.
30
8
Fri
| Mostly sunny.
31
9
Mackay

19°C

Thu
| Mostly sunny.
21
10
Fri
| Possible shower.
22
14
Maningrida

23°C

Thu
| Mostly sunny.
30
18
Fri
| Mostly sunny.
29
18
Melbourne

6°C

Thu
| Early fog. Partly cloudy.
13
4
Fri
| A little rain.
14
6
Moree

10°C

Thu
| Mostly sunny.
20
5
Fri
| Cloudy.
21
10
Nhulunbuy

16°C

Thu
| Partly cloudy.
28
19
Fri
| Brief shower.
28
19
Perth

11°C

Thu
| Shower or two.
16
5
Fri
| Shower or two.
19
7
Port Augusta

10°C

Thu
| Rain at times.
17
7
Fri
| A little rain clearing.
16
7
Port Hedland

16°C

Thu
| Sunny.
26
12
Fri
| Sunny.
24
11
Rockhampton

14°C

Thu
| Early fog then mostly sunny.
25
9
Fri
| Partly cloudy.
25
10
Shepparton

1°C

Thu
| Morning fog and frost.
12
-2
Fri
| Rain at times.
12
5
Sydney

12°C

Thu
| Partly cloudy.
16
9
Fri
| Possible shower.
17
9
Tennant Creek

17°C

Thu
| Mostly sunny.
28
11
Fri
| Mostly sunny.
29
13
Thursday Island

24°C

Thu
| Partly cloudy.
29
22
Fri
| Possible early shower.
29
23
Townsville

13°C

Thu
| Sunny.
25
12
Fri
| Partly cloudy.
25
13
Wadeye

21°C

Thu
| Sunny.
31
15
Fri
| Sunny.
31
15
Weipa

20°C

Thu
| Mostly sunny.
31
16
Fri
| Partly cloudy.
30
18
Whyalla

10°C

Thu
| Rain at times.
16
7
Fri
| Morning rain. Shower or two.
16
7
Yuendumu

13°C

Thu
| Partly cloudy.
27
13
Fri
| Sunny.
26
8
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Sign language 'alive' in Indigenous communities
Posted on September 16, 2013
Thomas Wright

A Ngaanyatjarra elder has welcomed the launch of an online database that documents the traditional use of her sign language.

Elder Elizabeth Ellis says the language is used in a number of situations such as mourning, hunting or when talking about secret business.

The "Ilytem-ilytem" project was developed through a partnership between researchers from the University of Melbourne and the Bachelor Institute of Indigenous Education and is the first online dictionary of sign language used by Indigenous people.

Ms Ellis says the language is changing as old signs are not used any more but with new technology new words are created.

 

[Image courtesy of http://iltyemiltyem.com/sign/]



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Blackchat
 
Koori Radio presents an hour of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander news and views from the studios of 93.7FM 2LND in Redfern, Sydney, on the home of the Gadigal people. Deserving its reputation as the station’s flagship program, Blackchat informs its national audience on a range of current issues and celebrates the excellence of First Nations people across Australia.

The multi-award-winning program is driven by a team that's committed to playing both established and up-and-coming First Nations musicians, giving artists new to the industry the chance to have their music played. Koori Radio has launched and supported the careers of many famous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

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Blak Law: Tribal Edition is the continent's first radio show exclusively looking at tribal societies and their rights.  It aims to inform and educate Australians about the laws of the land that have been present since the beginning of time.  Host Murrumu: Walubara Yidindji investigates international law and tribal societies to discuss their position in the geopolitical arena.

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Country Affairs
 
Hosted by the lovely Sandy Dann, Country Affairs focuses on Indigenous current affairs, lifestyle stories, community information and topics that effect the day-to-day life of First Nations people across the Kimberley and the nation.

Country Affairs is broadcast by Goolarri Media out of Broome.

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The Indigenous Hip Hop Show is hosted by Munkimuk and is the only show in the nation that exclusively features interviews and music from Indigenous hip hop artists. The Hip Hop Show can be heard every Tuesday 5.00pm-6.00pm (AEST) and is broadcast by Gadigal 93.7FM out of Redfern in Sydney.

Tuesday 5.00pm-6.00pm (AEST)
 
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Kulin woman Susan Rankin discussing a Ceremonial Walk for Freedom from Melbourne to Canberra;
 
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Featuring more “real” Australian country music than you can poke a stick at, listeners are treated to hillbilly, Indigenous, hoe down, bush poetry, comedy and comment throughout the four hour program broadcast from 98.9fm Brisbane. Pixie yarns with his mates and country stars and focuses on issues affecting country people and those from the bush.

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