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RNLD relies on grants and donations to carry out our projects and to support the community members who take part in our DRIL training workshops.


We greatly appreciate the support of the following donors.

In 2017, Bunnings generously donated paint that will help us update our training facilities and space.

The University of Melbourne Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Postgraduate Club organised a fundraising Linguistic Trivia night on 17 December 2014. Proceeds from the fundraiser were donated to RNLD to buy a Zoom H1 recorder and accessory set for Community Language Workers. This recording set was awarded to Cody Millard from Mt Gambier in SA to continue work on her Ngarrindjeri and Gunditjmara languages.

The University of Melbourne Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Postgraduate Club organised a second trivia night on 17 December 2015. This time, the funds raised permitted two recording sets to be purchased. These were awarded to Sharon Edgar Jones for her work on Wonnarua and Sandra Delaney for her work on Jandai.

The Ling Space sponsored RNLD in Project for Awesome 2014. They created a great video about the importance of linguistic diversity and the work that RNLD does to support community language activisits through the DRIL Training Program.

Environmental Scientist Christine Dewar is also a photographer, and she produces an annual calendar with her photo. Each year, proceeds from the sale of the calendars go to two non-government organisations – one environmental and one social/cultural. Christine donated proceeds from her 2012 calendar to RNLD.


Honour roll for donations of materials

Through the past 5 years, the DRIL program has worked with 430 Indigenous language activists, and supported the reclamation and revitalisation of almost ninety languages across the country. As more and more of the DRIL participants are studying linguistics, we are seeking donations of grammars, dictionaries and wordlists of Australian languages to build our resource collection and support the DRIL Training Program. We appreciate hard copies of materials, PDFs, and links to downloadable language resources.

A special thanks goes to the following people who have generously donated their resources to the RNLD resource library:

Anna Ash (Muurrbay Aboriginal Language & Culture Co-operative)

  • Yaygirr Dictionary and Grammar
  • A grammar and dictionary of Gathang
  • A handbook of Aboriginal langauges of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory
  • Barriyala Let's Work: Gumbaynggirr Language Student Workbook 1, 2 & 3
  • Gumbaynggirr Song Book
  • Darkinyung grammar and dictionary
  • Nganyundiya Miimingundiya Jagunda: Into My Mother's Country
  • Nyamibiin Gaagalnyarr Juluumnyarr: Women from the Sea & the Mountains
  • Dulaybam Danggirr: Grey-faced Wallaby and Koala
  • Gathang Djuyal: Gathang Stories (CD)
  • Stories from a Bundjalung Wahlubal Speaker (DVDs)
Ash donations

Felicity Meakins (University of Queensland)

  • Bilinarra Dictionary
  • Gurindji Dictionary
  • Bilinarra, Gurindji and Malngin Plants and Animals
  • Kawarla – How to make a coolamon
Meakins donations

Rachel Nordlinger (University of Melbourne)

  • A Grammar of Bilinarra
  • link to downloadable Wambaya grammar
Nordlinger donation

Anne Poelina (Madjulla Inc., and Nyikina Mangala Aboriginal Corporation)

  • Birr Nganka Nyikina- the source of Nyikina language (book and DVD)
Poelina donations

Claire Bowern (Yale University)

  • Database of digital resources for many Australian languages
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Sharon Edgar-Jones (Muurbay consultant, Wonnarua language activist)

  • links to downloadable Wonnarua materials


Wonnarua resource links

John Giacon (Australian National University)

  • links to downloadable Gamilaraay-Yuwaalaraay materials


Giacon links