For many years the Yaegl Elders have dreamt of showing respect to the country of the Lower Clarence by restoring the language that this land speaks. This grammar and dictionary has been developed with extensive community consultation to support them as they revive their language and culture and pass these on to their children.
Steve Morelli is community teacher–linguist with Muurrbay . His research is based on the language of Uncle Sandy Cameron, one of the last Yaygirr speakers, many historical records and the knowledge of other Yaegl people. It includes: a dictionary of almost 1000 words, a description of the way the language works, information on family words and maps depicting the Yaegl word.