Alice Springs staff and students love the Irrarnte café, named for the Red-tailed black cockatoos that frequent this part of Pertame country.
CALL students Ruth and Joy wrote the song sung at the opening while studying Learning an Australian Language (Arrernte) with Arrernte elder Veronica Dobson and Gail Woods.
Arlte mwerre akngerre anthurreIrrarnte areme,
Hello my friends
How are you?
It’s good to be here on this beautiful day
See black cockatoos, flying in the sky
And see the dragonflies
Looking for water
News from the CALL Newsletter
Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics,
A division of Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
Volume 2, Issue 1, Feb 2010
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