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Our song up for Tamworth award

When Rod Slockee and Jeff Aschmann co-wrote and produced a song about the waterways within the Eurobodalla, little did they know it would take them all the way to Tamworth and the Country Music Awards.

Inspired by the Eurobodalla, a place of many waters, the duo recorded their song, "Eurobodalla", in a mixture of English and the traditional Aboriginal Dhurga language, to teach the importance of water conservation.

"My view is that this is good for the community, to realise the different language that was spoken by the Aborigines in the Eurobodalla before white people were here," Jeff said.

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Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project


The Wôpanâak language (Wampanoag) was once spoken throughout eastern Massachusetts, but had no remaining speakers by the mid 18th century.

The awakening of Wôpanâak after seven generations without speakers is a uniquely inspiring story of cultural survival and tribal unity. Tribal citizens founded the Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project in 1997, and its participants and students are the first Native American community to successfully reclaim a language with no living speakers.

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Phone  +61 2 4940 9144  or  1300 975 246
Visit  2 Milton St, Hamilton, NSW, 2303
Post PO Box 74, Hamilton, NSW 2303

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