Winner of the 2021 Patji-Dawes Language Teaching Award

Sharon Gregory is a Noongar woman and a qualified Noongar language teacher.

She teaches regular Noongar language classes around the Perth metro region, and provides translation services to schools, councils, businesses and private entities.

In June 2021 Sharon was awarded the 2021 Patji-Dawes Language Teaching Award – Community Outreach category.  The Patji-Dawes initiative honours outstanding achievements in teaching languages other than English in Australia. The name of the award commemorates the earliest documented language education partnership in Australia’s history: that between young Indigenous woman Patyegarang (Patye or Patji, pronounced Pat-chee) and Lieutenant William Dawes. Learn more about this national language award here.


Noongar language group standing together

Noongar Language Class – Photo by Cass Lynch