Teachers and students around the country are participating in Marrin Gamu by sending us recordings of the song in their languages.
Menindee Children’s Centres Marrin Gamu
Contributed by: Menindee Children’s Centre, NSW
Language video Submission from Menindee Children’s Centre a remote western NSW pre-school, which is run by a community committee and offers an education program to children aged 2 to 5 Yrs of age.
Gunggari Marrin Gamu
Contributed by: St Patrick’s School, QLD
The year 4/5/6 class at St. Patrick’s School Mitchell translated the English version of Marrin Gamu into the local indigenous language of Gunggari with assistance from teacher Miss Amy Davis and teacher aide Sonya Martin using the Yugambeh Language App.
TACCA’s Palawa Kani
Contributed by: Aboriginal Children Centre, TAS
Language: Palawa Kani
Children 2-5 years singing palawa Kani
Kaurna – Rama
Contributed by: St Mary Magdalene’s School, SA
R-7 Students from St. Mary Magdalene’s School in Adelaide- South Australia, performing a Kaurna version of the body parts song. It also features parts of our school Indigenous Trail, which was created in collaboration with the school and wider Indigenous community.
palawa rrala liyini
Contributed by: Aboriginal Children Centre, TAS
Language: Palawa rrala
Marrin Gamu song competition
Miil bu Wudhabu
Contributed by: Thurgoona Public School, NSW
This is our Aboriginal school community singing in Wiradjuri language. We have not done anything like this before. We all think it is great to learn about our culture.
Mi Penung (Yugambeh language)
Contributed by: Tamborine Mountain State School,QLD
This video is a tribute to the Yugambeh language of our area, made with respect and thanks to the Elders, both past and present, who have preserved this language for us to learn. Tamborine Mountain State School Year Ones, community representative and Indigenous leaders perform Mi Penung (based on Marrin Gamu) in the Yugambeh language of our area. This links well to our Indigenous programs already running at school, including Yugambeh Word of the Week. We filmed in our Yarning Circle in our Indigenous Garden; and near our Gunyah, built for NAIDOC week.
Penrhos College Year 2 – Noongar Language
Contributed by: Penrhos College, WA
Year 2 students from Penrhos College Junior School in Como, WA, found out the Noongar words for the Marrin Gamu song. It was interesting to learn these new words to discuss the importance of the first language to the culture and history of Indigenous Australians. They had a lot of fun learning and singing the song in just 2 weeks, and then videoing it in music class. The backing track was created and performed on the iPad app Garage Band by Junior School Music Coordinator, Mr Jason Kidd. Mr Kidd also filmed the girls performing the song. We had a lot of fun being part of the process!
Ngadhi Marrin (My Body)
Contributed by: Forbes North Public School, NSW
Forbes North Wiradjuri Choir and a few of our indigenous students are singing Ngadhi Marrin (My body)in Wiradjuri. Our students are proud to live, sing and learn in Wiradjuri Country.
On Wathaurong Land
Contributed by: St Aloysius School, VIC
The Marrin Gamu song has been translated into the Wathaurong language by Uncle Dave Tournier. The primary students have been joined by the Wathaurong Children’s Choir for the performance and filming.
Contributed by: Yipirinya School, NT
Language: Arrernte, Warlpiri and Luritja
Primary school students from Yipirinya School in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, singing in three local languages of Central Australia. Students at Yipirinya speak a number of different languages at home. Many students are familiar with more than one Indigenous language, therefore we decided to learn the song in three of the main languages spoken in Central Australia and taught at the school. Students, classroom teachers and Indigenous language teachers worked together to translate and learn the song in Arrernte , Warlpiri and Luritja.
Marrin Gamu – Ardross Primary School
Contributed by: Ardross Primary School, WA.
Room 7 (Year 2s) created a movie in which they sing and play instruments for Marrin Gamu. They sing the song in Noongar.
‘Noongar Boodjah Bodies’ [Noongar Country Bodies]
Contributed by: Dryandra Primary School, WA
Students from Years 1 to 6 at Dryandra Primary School perform a Noongar version of the Marrin Gamu song titled ‘Noongar Boodjah Bodies’ at various locations around our lovely school, including our Aboriginal flag and Aboriginal mural. Dryandra Primary School is also part of the ‘Noongar Songs in Schools Project’ through the Madjitil Moorna Noongar Choir with the vision of spreading a message of reconciliation and keeping language alive. Mrs Metcalf formally apologises for the any mispronunciations during the course of teaching the song to the students 🙂
Yugambeh students, Inala School.
Wiradjuri students, Parkes Public Schools K-6.
Nywaigi students, Townsville Community.
Warrgamay students, Townsville Community.
Kalaw kawaw ya students, Torres Strait Island Community.
Contributed by: First Languages Australia