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Marrin Gamu is a song and educational resource that has been created to introduce Australians to the diversity and beauty of Australia's hundreds of first languages.

The title Marrin Gamu combines the word for ‘body’ in two of the languages in the film clip: Marrin – Wiraduji (NSW), and Gamu – Kalaw Kawaw Ya (Torres Strait).

There are two ways for students to participate in Marrin Gamu, either as part of an existing Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island language program, or as a mainstream classroom activity.

Watch the video and find all the resources on the Marrin Gamu website: http://marringamu.com.au/

Help share the message, 'Australia is home to hundreds of Indigenous languages!"

Marrin Gamu


Contact us

Phone  +61 2 4940 9144  or  1300 975 246
Visit  Level 1/840 Hunter St, Newcastle West
Post PO Box 528, Newcastle, NSW, 2300

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