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  • Tuesday 24th October - Thursday 26th October
  • 8:00am pm - 5:00pm
  • At WMC Conference Centre 44 MacDonald St, Kalgoorlie WA 6430, Australia
  • $100-$650 - $100-$650

Alive! Thrive! Decolonise!

The Goldfields Aboriginal Languages Centre Abor. Corp. (GALCAC) is holding a conference in Kalgoorlie 24-26 October 2023. The theme of the conference is language decolonisation.

The First Nations languages of WA have suffered during European colonisation. Many languages have been damaged with loss of lexicon and grammar. Today, there are few domains where languages can be spoke freely.

This conference will address the decolonisation of language through rejuvenation and rejuvenation of language domains. 

Register for conference updates via our home page. Registration is half way down the home page.

Tickets are now available via Eventbrite -

Please read the Conference Terms and Conditions. Registering for a ticket means you agree to the Ts & Cs.

Calls for presenters and workshops will be made soon.

Three fabulous keynote speakers will present:

Professor Peter Yu : Yawurru Language Revivalist

Denise Smith-Ali OAM : Noongar Linguist

Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann : Revivalistics Linguist

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Mark your diary 24-26 October 2023 for a trip to Kalgoorlie to join in the conference.

A call for speakers, papers and displays will be out in April.

The conference will be held at the Curtin University Kalgoorlie Conference Centre, 44 MacDonald Street, Kalgoorlie 6430.

The conference dinner will be a 3 course meal with entertainment by comedian Kevin Kropinyeri! A not to be missed night.

Wangka Kanyilku Wangkawa is from the Tjupan language and translates as ‘Language, save for the future and speak it!’


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