[RNLD] farewell to RNLD

Stephen Morey S.Morey at latrobe.edu.au
Tue Jul 11 21:33:23 EDT 2017

Dear Margaret,

A truly magnificent achievement! The details that you have set out in the email are a reminder of the very considerable work done by you, and the RNLD team, over recent years.

Many many thanks for your wonderful work. These are truly extraordinary achievements.


Stephen Morey
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics
Department of Languages and Linguistics
La Trobe University
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From: Margaret Florey <mflorey at rnld.org>
Sent: Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:26:55 AM
To: RNLD list
Subject: [RNLD] farewell to RNLD

Dear RNLDers,

It's time to say goodbye! This is the final day of work for me at RNLD as I'm about to commence my retirement.

It has been a great privilege to have worked with RNLD for the past nine years since I was first awarded Federal Government funding in 2009 to develop the Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages (DRIL) training program. It was a long-held dream to create a training model and program that could support the wishes of Aboriginal and Islander people to develop and control all aspects of their own language programs themselves. It has been exciting and extremely rewarding to bring this dream to fruition and to see the DRIL program flourish in such a short time.

Up to this point, we have run 130 Flexible DRIL workshops, trained over 600 Indigenous people from all Australian states and territories, and supported 147 separate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. We have also developed and piloted our nationally accredited Certificate II in Master-Apprentice Language Learning Program and Certificate III in Aboriginal Languages for Communities and Workplaces, and delivered six Professional Development workshops.

I am proud to be leaving RNLD in a strong position with a great team of trainers and office staff. RNLD will continue to serve Indigenous communities across Australia and to reach out internationally to people who are keenly involved in language revitalisation activities, while also growing and developing in new directions.

Such achievements can only occur with the support of many other people. In parting, my heartfelt thanks go foremost to all of the language warriors around Australia who have taken part in our training workshops. You have not only placed your trust in us but have also shared your knowledge with us and have been central to the development of our training model and our programs. I am very grateful to our energetic staff (both present and past) who bring passion and skills to all of our activities, the ILA funding program, partner organisations, and all of you in Australia and internationally who connect with us and contribute to RNLD's mission.

Every moment has brought me joy!

best wishes,

Dr Margaret Florey
RNLD founder and DRIL Director
Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity

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Contact details

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skype: RNLDorg

Postal address
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Box 9
19-21 Argyle Place South
Carlton, Victoria 3053

Street address
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Carlton, Victoria 3053

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