Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander words have become part of our everyday vocabulary, but we may not know their true meanings or where the words come from. Aunty Fay Muir and Sue Lawson have brought together these words and phrases, and their meanings and their history, in one authoritative and concise collection.
Aunty Fay Stewart-Muir is an Elder and Traditional Owner of Boon Wurrung Country. She is the senior linguist at the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages in Melbourne. Fay is working with her own Boon Wurrung language, recording and putting language into the database for future and present generations. She presents language-related workshops to community members who are reclaiming their languages, as well as universities and TAFEs that are interested in understanding the many and challenging aspects of language reclamation. She also goes out to schools to educate the students about language and culture and to teach language. Nganga is her first children's book.