How Shakespeare's Macbeth is helping stop an ancient language from becoming extinct

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A new play featuring in the Perth Festival joins an Indigenous language Wikipedia as some of the creative ways WA's Noongar people are keeping their ancient language alive.

A co-founder of the Noongar Boodjar Language Centre in Perth's southern suburbs, she has seen first-hand the revival of the Noongar language after a dark period in history, including a 1905 WA Government Act that led to the Stolen Generations.

"With colonisation and the Stolen Generations, a lot of people were taken away from their families and taken away and put into missions," she said."They were told not to practice any law, any culture. "A lot of people who were in these missions who wanted to speak their language, they would go and hide behind trees or hide in cupboards and speak the language with someone else who knew their language."

As a result, the Noongar language is a sensitive and emotional issue for many people, especially those who were denied a connection to it. In recognition of this difficult history, Ms Smith-Ali said her centre did not charge Noongar people for language classes."They should not have to pay."Ms Williams, whose mother and grandmother were from the Stolen Generations, has long promoted the revival of the Noongar language through song, believing it can play an important role in healing and reconciliation."It's not enough for just my community, the Noongar community to be singing in language.


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Dude, Macbeth died like 100 years ago. Smh

Let it go extinct.

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