The Butchulla language is spoken in the Hervey Bay region inland towards Maryborough and Mt Bauple; as well as along the Fraser Coast, including Fraser Island.
The following Butchulla language words are included on the Gambara Gamu Biyu body chart poster – use the language pen to hear and practise saying the words.
Download the Butchulla language body chart (PDF 197.4 KB)
|Knee||djeemee or burruu|
Learn more about Butchulla!
ABC Open has a Butchulla lullaby sung by Joy Bonner: https://open.abc.net.au/posts/butchulla-lullaby-34kf2hh
To discover more about the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander languages on the Body Chart, contact your local Library or Indigenous Knowledge Centre.
Korrawinga Aboriginal Corporation is a community organisation based in Hervey Bay that works with Butchulla language. Current language projects including music, songs, stories and dance relating to Butchulla Nation as well as related languages and dialects. The State Library holds many of these products in their collections as well as Virtual Books in Butchulla language.
Korrawinga has also extended their projects through partnerships with local organisations, e.g. University of Southern Queensland as well as promoting Butchulla language learning through the local newspaper (Fraser Coast Chronicle).
A recent initiative has been Butchulla Ambassadors who promote Butchulla language and culture in the community as well as conduct Welcome to Country and traditional games activities in schools.
- Korrawinga Aboriginal Corporation (Hervey Bay) 352 The Esplanade Scarness 4655 Phone: (07) 4124 4814 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
State Library of Queensland
For further information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages at the State Library of Queensland, please contact:
Queensland Memory, State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld. 4101.
PO Box 3488, South Brisbane Qld. 4101.
t: (07) 3840 7666 f: (07) 3842 9126
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