New play addresses indigenous language issues

Peter Austin pa2 at SOAS.AC.UK
Mon Oct 25 08:30:39 UTC 2010

Congratulations to your daughter Jeanie!

Let's hope it reaches a wide audience and gets appreciation.


On 25 October 2010 07:40, Jeanie Bell <jeanie.bell at> wrote:
> Hi Everyone
> Just a bit of extra information this play Mother's Tongue was written by my daughter Kamarra Bell Wykes.  I will be looking forward to some reveiws of the show for those who manage to see it.
> Cheers
> Jeanie Bell
> ________________________________
> From: RNLD Admin [mailto:contact.rnld at]
> Sent: Mon 10/25/2010 8:37 AM
> To: r-n-l-d at
> Subject: New play addresses indigenous language issues
> Dear RNLDers,
> A new play by the Yirra Yakin Aboriginal Corporation opens in Perth next week. Mother's Tongue <>  is a contemporary Indigenous story about David and Ngala, a brother and sister trying to find their way in life after the death of their grandmother, the keeper of secrets and last custodian of the knowledge of a whole language group. After her death, David is the only person left alive that can speak his mother's tongue.
> Mother's Tongue will play from 29 October - 20 November 2010 at YY Theatre Space, 65 Murray Street, Perth.
> kind regards,
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> Margaret Florey
> Nick Thieberger
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Prof Peter K. Austin
Marit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics
Department of Linguistics, SOAS
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom


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