About The Yaama Gamilaraay! Project

Yaama Gamilaraay! is a project based in Gunnedah to support the reawakening of the Gamilaraay language in early childhood.

From 2018 we have been supported by the New South Wales Department of Education’s Ninganah No More program. We started in Gunnedah and from 2023 we support schools, organisations, and individuals around the region. 
If you are interested in your centre being part of this project, please contact Winanga-Li's CEO Wayne Griffiths: ceo@winang-li.org.au

Banmadhaay (facilitators)

Renee Houldsworth - Quirindi
Renee with Charlee and Jaliyah

 Jamie Miller - Narrabri 

Jessica Small - Gunnedah
Jess with Izeyah

Ashleigh Phillips - Gunnedah
Ash with Peyton


 Tarryn Bowden

Language support

Coordination and support is provided by applied linguist Dr Hilary Smith, with specialist advice from descriptive linguist Dr John Giacon - both affiliated to the Australian National University.

Hilary Smith
John Giacon