Language with a local twist

Glenda and Noel Morrison will share their knowledge of the Noongar language.
Glenda and Noel Morrison will share their knowledge of the Noongar language.

The language classes, run by Sharon Gregory, will be a chance for the community to share, learn and celebrate the Noongar culture.

�Noongar lady Sharon Gregory will hold classes every Monday at the Willagee Community Centre to encourage cultural awareness and also to promote the relevance of the Noongar language and the words specifically used in the Willagee area,� Mayor Russell Aubrey said.

�Translated, Noongar means �a person of the south-west of Western Australia�, or the name for �the original inhabitants of the south-west of Western Australia�, and is made up of 14 different language groups that correlate with different areas across the region.�

Classes, for both children and adults will run from May 4.

Kids classes will be held from 4.30pm to 5.30pm and adult classes from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. The cost is $5 per class or gold coin donation for concession card holders.

Call Shahna on 9364 3657 or email shahna.rind@melville.wa.gov.au to book.