According to experts, only a fragment of 250 traditional First Nations languages from pre-colonial Australia are spoken in homes today, showing the priority to preserve both First Nations language and storytelling.

Dr Debra Dank wrote ‘ We Come With This Place’ as part of her PhD thesis and explores how maintaining traditional storytelling is important for First Nations histories, experiences and identities.

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Produced By: Emma Wotzke

Featured In Story: Dr Debra Dank – Visiting Research Fellow at the University of South Australia

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 29 June 2023