From ABC Open Wide Bay, by Brad Marsellos and Joy Bonner

The importance of language.

Joy Bonner of Hervey Bay understands the importance of remembering. Joy is doing everything she can to make sure her traditional language, Butchulla, is not forgotten.

Greetings in Butchulla, sharing conversations with children and rediscovering songs from the past, are all helping to keep the language alive.

In this video Joy shares a lullaby her mother would sing to her as a child, Yunma-n Walabai, Walbai Yunma-n.

The full transcription is on the ABC Open blog.