The Dhurga Dictionary and Learners Grammar: A South-East Coast NSW Aboriginal Language is an overdue and extremely valuable resource for the Dhurga speaking people of Yuin Country and of any person wanting to learn the traditional language. The Dhurga language is spoken from south of Nowra to Narooma and west to Braidwood and Araluen. This publication is the most concise compilation of the Dhurga language to date with over 730 words including informant and recorder details as validation of authenticity. The dictionary is user-friendly for all literacy levels and readers, it is the very first of its kind and in high demand.
Siblings Patricia Ellis, Kerry Boyenga and Waine Donovan are all teachers with over 80 years’ experience collectively in the education system. All three have been teaching the Dhurga language since early 2000. They are extremely passionate and proud of their Aboriginal culture and language and have worked tirelessly in their efforts to see the publication of The Dhurga Dictionary and Learners Grammar: A South-East Coast NSW Aboriginal Language. This is their gift to their language community