Welcome To The Barngarla Aboriginal Website

SOURCE: SBS news ,25/09/2013

Bangar-la language reclaimed after 50 years

“The Barngarla language hasn’t been spoken for 50 years, but that’s not enough to stop the Barngarla people from learning their traditional tongue.”

SOURCE: SBS news, By Nancia Guivarra ,23/09/2013


Language lost and regained

“AS A child living in the Bush around Iron Knob, Whyalla and Port Augusta in South Australia my mother ran through the sandhills playing and talking with her brothers and sisters in their native Barngarla tongue. Life seemed to be happy and free.”

SOURCE: The Australian , By Stephen Atkinson,  20/09/2013

“Language is the mouth of the land in Aboriginal culture”

Barngarla is an dormant Australian Aboriginal language that was spoken in Port Lincoln, Whyalla and Port Augusta area of Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia.

Recent Barngarla Activities:

Back row (standing), left to right: Sean (Bob) Wingfield, William Wingfield, Marah Tobane, Jeaniqwa Benbolt, Dawneen Taylor, Charlie Tobane, Coinelia Taylor, Tim Haines. Front row (sitting), left to right: Tyrelle Taylor, Ghil'ad Zuckermann, Anita Taylor, Sharney Taylor, Dawn Taylor, Jeanita Taylor.

13-14 May 2013

Barngarla Reclamation workshop at the newly-established (yet to be officially launched) Gabmididi Manoo (Learning Together) Centre Hincks Avenue, Whyalla. Read more


Some participants at the Barngarla Aboriginal language reclamation workshop, Port Augusta, South Australia, 15 April 2013

15-16 April 2013

Barngarla Aboriginal Language Reclamation Workshop in Port Augusta and visiting the Umeewarra Mission where Barngarla ‘fell asleep’ due to anti-Aboriginal language policies. Read more


The first Barngarla delegation to AIATSIS February 2013

11-15 February 2013

The First Barngarla Delegation to AIATSIS (Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander), Canberra, with Dr Luise Hercus. Read more