Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Helping the Kamilaroi (and others) find their family history

There was a rather inspirational story in the Sydney Morning Herald of the work done by Noelene Briggs-Smith in helping Kamilaroi people in particular find out details of their family history.

By way of background for readers outside New England, the Kamilaroi were the Aboriginal language group occupying New England's Western Slopes and Plains. Those who are interested can find a map showing Kamilaroi territory here.

Noelene works for the Dhiiyaan Indigenous Centre in the Northern Regional Library in Moree. I have referred to this library before as a source of information on the Kamilaroi. I could wish that there were more like it.

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