Sharon Gregory - Winner of the 2021 Patji-Dawes Language Teaching Award

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My name is Sharon Gregory, I am a Whadjuk Noongar woman and a Noongar Language Teacher and Consultant living in Perth, Western Australia.

I have a qualification in teaching Indigenous languages, and I teach Noongar Language to children and adults. I also consult on translations for government, local council, schools and festivals. My clients have included City of Fremantle, City of Perth, and City of Cockburn.

My dictionary is available for purchase. I teach language in the Marribank orthography.

Get in touch if you are after a single class introduction to Noongar Language for your students or employees, or translations for your public art, or advice on using language in a project.

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What is the Noongar Language?

The Noongar language is the language spoken by the Noongar people prior to and after colonisation. It has 14 documented dialects.

Map of Noongar Country and its fourteen language groups

Where is Noongar Country?

Noongar Boodja (Country) extends from north of Jurien Bay, inland to north of Moora and down to the southern coast between Bremer Bay and east of Esperance. It is defined by 14 different areas with varied geography and 14 dialectal groups.

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Who are the Noongar people?

The Noongar people (also spelt Nyungar and Nyoongar) are Aboriginal or First Nations people who are the traditional custodians of the south west of Western Australia. Find more information on the Noongar Culture website.