Storytelling App Shares Aboriginal Culture, History, and Language

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The Ngarluma people are a 30,000 year old aboriginal tribe in Western Australia. A recent app, called Ngurrara tells the stories of three young fishermen, hunters, and carvers on Murujuga (Burrup Peninsula) in both English and the Ngarluma language.

The app is aimed at students who wish to learn more about aboriginal storytelling and language. The app teaches the language by offering illustrations and translations of the Ngarluma words.

It depicts a Dreamtime story and the tribe’s history with 30 illustrated pages, while also containing an interactive component where users can use the information presented to create their own petroglyph.

Ngurrara is a free iOS app and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store here.

To learn more about this tribe, visit the Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation’s website.

Source: Education HQ; Apple, Inc.