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The following list is far from complete, but it does contain some of the most useful sites for those learning GY, or interested in Australian languages more generally. If you can recommend a useful site, don't hesitate to contact us at the email address above.

There is ongoing work on Gamilaraay Yuwaalaraay. You can download (from iTunes or GooglePlay) a smartphone app which has some of the dictionary material, and Gayarragi Winangali software which has the dictionary material, sound, and many other resources. Download here. (Note that unfortunately the Android phone app has some issues which are currently being worked on).

Electronic information on GY is held on the Aboriginal Studies Electronic Data Archive (ASEDA) at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torrres Strait Islander Studies: www.coombs.edu.au.

Another useful site is produced by David Nathan. It has annotated links to 180 resources for about 60 different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages: www.dnathan.com/VL/austLang.htm.

The NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs maintains the Aboriginal Languages Research and Resource Centre. DAA provides information on its Aboriginal Languages Policy at the site.

For nationwide information on Aboriginal and Islander languages, visit the FATSIL site. FATSIL is the Federation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages, and is based at 295 King Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000: www.fatsil.org.au.

At the time of this site's initial creation, the Australian Government's Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) administered the Maintenance of Indigenous Languages and Records Program. The program supported the revival and maintenance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages as living systems of knowledge shared by communities and passed down from generation to generation. Since then, the the program has been administered by the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. As of March 2008 there is a page, Maintenance of Indigenous languages and records, but you may need to check that this is up to date.

In October 2006, the ABC 2 show Australiawide broadcast a short documentary about the language program at Walgett. To see a video podcast of this excellent six-minute program click on the link: www.abc.net.au

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