About The Yaama Gamilaraay! Project

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

From 2018 we have been funded by the New South Wales Department of Education’s Ninganah No More program. We started in Gunnedah and from 2023 we have been a designated Language Hub to support early childhood centres 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 or the Language Hub Coordinator Renee Houldsworth at renees@winanga-li.org.au


Renee Houldsworth - Quirindi
Renee with Charlee and Jaliyah


Banmadhaay (facilitators)

Jessica Small - Gunnedah
Jess with Izeyah

Ashleigh Phillips - Gunnedah
Ash with Peyton


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