Officially, January 26 is Australia Day ā€“ a day also known as Invasion Day, or Survival Day, to Australia’s First Nations peoples and their allies.

We mark this day with a special episode exploring the languages of indigenous Australia, and featuring the voices of two expert guests: Professor Jakelin Troy from the University of Sydney, and ABC Radio National’s Daniel Browning.

Word up
Want to hear more of Australia’s fascinating indigenous languages? We highly recommend Word Up, a podcast produced by Daniel Browning, in which native speakers share three words from their own language in each episode.

Dawes and Patyegarang
Look at the Notebooks of William Dawes to learn more about the incredible First Fleet documents used by Professor Jakelin Troy, the Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research at the University of Sydney, in her groundbreaking work to uncover the Aboriginal language of Sydney.