Ngarritj
17:45

Ngarritj

NITV September 23, 2018

Earth and environment

Indigenous Australians

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Ngarritj is a little white corella with a big attitude who flies freely around the Yolngu community of Galiwin'ku visiting everyone and speaking the local language.

Ngarritj is a little white corella with a big attitude who flies freely around the Yolngu community of Galiwin'ku visiting everyone and speaking the local language.

Let's Go!
3:51

Let's Go!: Northern Territory: Walk

Season 2 Episode 1 ABC ME December 6, 2016

Geography

Indigenous Australians

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With the help of some traditional land owners, Grace is taking no ordinary walk through the Northern Territory, she's strolling through the World Heritage Site of Kakadu ...

With the help of some traditional land owners, Grace is taking no ordinary walk through the Northern Territory, she's strolling through the World Heritage Site of Kakadu National Park.

Flying Fox
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Flying Fox

NITV May 2, 2016

Science

Indigenous Australians

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An in-depth look at fruit bats (flying foxes) by an Aboriginal Australian radio reporter. The bats sleep during the day and are the only mammals to have truly mastered the art ...

An in-depth look at fruit bats (flying foxes) by an Aboriginal Australian radio reporter. The bats sleep during the day and are the only mammals to have truly mastered the art of flying.

Let's Go!
5:26

Let's Go!: Northern Territory: Jump

Season 2 Episode 3 ABC ME December 20, 2016

Geography

Indigenous Australians

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Darwin is the closest Australian city to the equator, which means it can often get temperatures that soar into the 40s. But that doesn't stop the Pumper Jumpers showing Grace ...

Darwin is the closest Australian city to the equator, which means it can often get temperatures that soar into the 40s. But that doesn't stop the Pumper Jumpers showing Grace their super skipping skills.

Spread the Word
2:00

Spread the Word: Garu-garulen

Season 1 Episode 3 Disney Channel July 30, 2019

Languages

Indigenous Australians

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Often when you're sick, like Leo is in this episode, you don't want to see anyone or be bothered by anyone, you just want to be left alone. We all know the feeling, so now ...

Often when you're sick, like Leo is in this episode, you don't want to see anyone or be bothered by anyone, you just want to be left alone. We all know the feeling, so now it's time to know the word for it too! It's 'garu-garulen', another great word from the great Queensland language of Yugambeh. Suggested Classroom Activities: Role play: Act out a role play with a partner or in a small group. One of you is sick. The others are trying to help the sick person and want him or her to come out and play. The sick person doesn't want to, they need to say 'Garu-garulen' to make the others understand. Art and Design: Make a sign that says 'Garu garulen' to put in your school sick bay. Geography: Find Queensland on a map of Australia.

Spread the Word
2:00

Spread the Word: Kaynwoenag

Season 1 Episode 6 Disney Channel October 5, 2019

Languages

Indigenous Australians

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Both of Mark's friends think he is such a cool kid. He's calm, relaxed, not worried or bothered by anything. What's the word for that kind of person? Long before 'hakuna ...

Both of Mark's friends think he is such a cool kid. He's calm, relaxed, not worried or bothered by anything. What's the word for that kind of person? Long before 'hakuna matata', the Torres Strait Islander language of Kalaw Kawaw Ya had an amazing word for that! Kaynwoenag, the coolest word from the coolest people around. Suggested Classroom Activities: Turn and talk: Do you know someone who is 'kaynwoenag'? When do you feel 'kaynwoenag'? Drama: Pretend to be very annoyed, stressed and angry. Now pretend to be 'kaynwoenag'. How does you body change? How do your facial expressions change? How does your breathing change? Art and Design: Look at the design of the Torres Strait Island flag then draw or paint your own Torres Strait Islander flag.

Spread the Word
1:44

Spread the Word: Dirranyamgarra

Season 1 Episode 4 Disney Channel July 29, 2019

Languages

Indigenous Australians

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When Mike the snake gets lost in this classroom, the kids are more concerned with finding a word for the mess created looking for it, than with finding the actual snake. ...

When Mike the snake gets lost in this classroom, the kids are more concerned with finding a word for the mess created looking for it, than with finding the actual snake. They're excited when they find the word: 'dirranyamgarra' from the NSW language of Wiradjuri. But oh-oh. Where's the actual snake?! Suggested Classroom Activities: Art and design: In the video, the boy made a mess looking for the class snake. Draw a very, very long snake. Then write the word 'Dirranyamgarra' on it. Music and maths: Use your body to make beats and practice sounding out the word 'Dirr-an-yam-garr-a', you could clap, stomp your feet, click, slap your knees or even use clapping sticks. Make up a pattern of beats to go with the word, then teach your pattern to a friend.

Spread the Word
2:19

Spread the Word: Ngarrarndirrarjena

Season 1 Episode 2 Disney Channel August 1, 2019

Languages

Indigenous Australians

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Sometimes you're in a situation for which there is no simple word, like when your ball gets stuck in a tree and you need to kick it to get the ball to fall. Right? Wrong! ...

Sometimes you're in a situation for which there is no simple word, like when your ball gets stuck in a tree and you need to kick it to get the ball to fall. Right? Wrong! Anindilyakwa, a language from far north Northern Territory, has a perfect word just for that. It's 'ngarrarndirrarjena'. Now you just need to learn how to pronounce it right! Suggested Classroom Activities: Turn and talk: When have you got something stuck up a tree? What was it? How did you get it down? Phonics: How many syllables can you hear in the word 'ngarradirrajena'? Clap the sounds to break it up and see how many syllables you can hear: ng-arr-arn-dirr-a-je-na. Art and design: Draw or paint a tree that needs shaking to get something down from it! Describe your artwork to a friend. Geography: Find the Northern Territory on a map of Australia.

Spread the Word
1:59

Spread the Word: Tyawi-tyawithirnda

Season 1 Episode 7 Disney Channel October 19, 2019

Languages

Indigenous Australians

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You're waiting in a long line. You're annoyed and bored, and you just had enough. Familiar? For sure. Do you have a word for that? Probably not. But the South Australian ...

You're waiting in a long line. You're annoyed and bored, and you just had enough. Familiar? For sure. Do you have a word for that? Probably not. But the South Australian Arabana community does! Tyawi-tyawithirnda: A bit long, but not as much as the line for the toilet is in this episode! Suggested Classroom Activities: Turn and talk: Can you think of time when you have felt a bit boxed in, bored and wanted to escape? Geography: Find South Australia on a map of Australia. Art and design: Draw or paint a long line of people waiting for something. Then write the word Tyawi-tyawithirnda above their heads. Describe your artwork to a friend. What are the people lining up for?

Spread the Word
1:52

Spread the Word: Bidbidgaja

Season 1 Episode 8 Disney Channel October 17, 2019

Languages

Indigenous Australians

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Imagine this: You're nervous. You're sweating. Baboom, baboom, baboom, your heart is beating relentlessly in your chest. The Yawuru people of Western Australia call that ...

Imagine this: You're nervous. You're sweating. Baboom, baboom, baboom, your heart is beating relentlessly in your chest. The Yawuru people of Western Australia call that feeling 'bidbidgaja'. And as our heroes in this episode find out, most kids feel the same before a race. Ready, set, go! Suggested Classroom Activities:Turn and talk: Tell a friend about a time when you felt so nervous your heart was beating. Phonics: How many syllables in the word 'Bidbidgaja'? Tap your chest while you say the word, as if your heart was beating loudly, and count the syllables.

Spread the Word
1:53

Spread the Word: Yarroo

Season 1 Episode 5 Disney Channel August 21, 2019

Languages

Indigenous Australians

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Like our heroes in this episode, every goalkeeper in the world needs to know how to stretch their arms wide to their sides. But that's a really long and convoluted way to ...

Like our heroes in this episode, every goalkeeper in the world needs to know how to stretch their arms wide to their sides. But that's a really long and convoluted way to explain that action. It's much easier to take the word 'yarroo' from the Western Australian Miriwoong language, and become the best goalkeeper ever! Suggested Classroom Activities: Turn and talk: When might you need to stretch your arms wide open? Think of some examples, then say 'yaroo' after each example. Art and design: Draw a picture of a person stretching their arms out wide, write the word 'yaroo' along each arm. Geography: The Miriwoong language is spoken in the north of Western Australia. Draw and label a compass with the directions North, South, East and West.

Spread the Word
2:11

Spread the Word: Warr

Season 1 Episode 1 Disney Channel July 31, 2019

Languages

Indigenous Australians

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What do you do when you need to get someone's attention really quickly? When you need to alert the people around you to something important that you see, and "hey!" doesn't ...

What do you do when you need to get someone's attention really quickly? When you need to alert the people around you to something important that you see, and "hey!" doesn't quite cut it? The kids in this class are in desperate need for such a word. Thankfully palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines, has a great word for that: warr! Suggested Classroom Activities: Role play: Think of a time where you might need to quickly get someone's attention. Act it out in a pair or small group and make sure you use the Palawa Kani word 'Warr!'. Art: Draw a comic with someone saying the word 'Warr!' Geography: Find Tasmania on a map of Australia. Write one or two sentences about Tasmania. eg: It is an island. It is near Victoria.

Spread the Word
2:17

Spread the Word: Balajimanha

Season 1 Episode 9 Disney Channel November 7, 2019

Languages

Indigenous Australians

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The gymnastics instructor keeps fumbling when he tries to explain to his students a very specific action: lying on their belly. Luckily our friend from the Wajarri community ...

The gymnastics instructor keeps fumbling when he tries to explain to his students a very specific action: lying on their belly. Luckily our friend from the Wajarri community in Western Australia comes to the rescue, with a word exactly for that: balajimanha. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages truly have words for everything! Suggested Classroom Activities: Physical education: Play Simon Says or Captains Coming and include the instruction 'balajimanha', meaning "lie down on your stomach". Inferencing/Higher order thinking: The word balajimanha comes from the wajarri community in Western Australia where there is a lot of desert. Why might you need to tell someone to lie down on their stomach in the desert?

Spread the Word
2:02

Spread the Word: Wanjil

Season 1 Episode 10 Disney Channel October 24, 2019

Languages

Indigenous Australians

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How do you explain to your best friends, without insulting them, that you want to come and play with them but you simply can't? The young girls in this episode face exactly ...

How do you explain to your best friends, without insulting them, that you want to come and play with them but you simply can't? The young girls in this episode face exactly that problem. The solution? Wanjil, the Kuku Yalanji word for that exact occasion. Friendship saved! Suggested Classroom Activities: Turn and talk: When have you really wanted to play with your friends but you haven't been able to? Have you ever had to miss a party or a fun event because you had other things to do? Share your experiences with a partner or small group then choose one example for a role play. Perform the play for the class, make sure the person who can't come and play says 'Wanjil' to their friends! Art: Draw or paint a self portrait showing how your face looks when you miss out on doing something fun. Include a thought bubble in your artwork with the word 'wanjil' inside it. You might want to look at your face in a mirror then copy your expression as you draw.

Thalu
25:15

Thalu: The Principal and Random!

Season 1 Episode 2 NITV April 21, 2020

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

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The kids find themselves trapped in a strange school with an ancient principal. They then encounter legendary outlaw stockman Random Dan and his sidekick Big Joey.

The kids find themselves trapped in a strange school with an ancient principal. They then encounter legendary outlaw stockman Random Dan and his sidekick Big Joey.

Thalu
24:45

Thalu: The Aunty Who Talked Too Much and the Others

Episode 4 NITV April 23, 2020

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

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The kids meet an old Aunty who just can't stop talking. While Hudson and Em pick bush lollies, their friends are captured by some bigger kids, the Others.

The kids meet an old Aunty who just can't stop talking. While Hudson and Em pick bush lollies, their friends are captured by some bigger kids, the Others.

Thalu
29:38

Thalu: Shadow Boxer and the Nhuka

Season 1 Episode 3 NITV April 22, 2020

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

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The kids find themselves at a pass blocked by the Shadow Boxer and have to find another way around. They make camp for the night near a spooky hill and discover their food is ...

The kids find themselves at a pass blocked by the Shadow Boxer and have to find another way around. They make camp for the night near a spooky hill and discover their food is missing.

Thalu
27:17

Thalu: Brothers and the Thalu

Episode 5 NITV April 24, 2020

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

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The kids enter an old town, deserted except for two brothers who haven't spoken for years. Finally, with all eight stones, they arrive at the Thalu to take on the cloud.

The kids enter an old town, deserted except for two brothers who haven't spoken for years. Finally, with all eight stones, they arrive at the Thalu to take on the cloud.