Nganga (ng gar na): From the Boon Wurrung language, meaning to see and understand.
Aunty, uncle, sorry business, deadly, women’s business, marngrook, dreamtime, Elders, songlines.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander words have become part of our everyday vocabulary, but we may not know their true meaning or where the words come from.
In Nganga, Aunty Fay Muir and Sue Lawson have brought together a collection of Aboriginal words and phrases, their meanings and their history to spark a thirst for knowledge about the rich and unique culture of Aboriginal Australians.
Nganga teacher notes.