How One Man is Reviving an Aboriginal Language

Stan Grant is one of last speakers of Wiradjuri, the tribal language of Australia’s second-largest Aboriginal tribe that goes by the same name. In an attempt the revive the lost language, the 75-year-old has teamed up with anthropologist John Rudder to revise the nearly 600-page “A New Wiradjuri Dictionary”—a book he had originally written back in 2005—as well as a few grammar books. “I was …

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1. Meet Loongkoonan, One of Australia’s Oldest Artists At the age of 105, Aboriginal artist Loongkoonan is believed to be one of Australia’s oldest painters. Using acrylic paints on canvas and linen, she creates award-winning works depicting her century-long connection to the land and her heritage. She’s produced around 380 works so far (with no sign of slowing down), and she’s currently exhibiting at the …