Winner of the 2021 Patji-Dawes Language Teaching Award

Sharon Gregory is a Noongar woman and Noongar language teacher.

She teaches regular Noongar language classes on a Tuesday nights at Replants in Fremantle. Details can be found under the Noongar Lessons tab.

Sharon teaches Noongar language 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.

 

Sharon Gregory holding the Noongar language dictionary

Noongar language group standing together

Noongar Language Class