‘Goolmerrng’ is the Miriwoong word for bush grape, a small plant that produces a grape-like fruit in the wet season. These sponsors provide MDWg with financial support that contributes to the creation of both bilingual radio programs and books:
“Sponsoring MDWg and including Miriwoong translations on signage is a natural fit with our celebration of ‘local’ in all its forms. We hope it raises awareness in our guests and our staff of the important work of MDWg.”
Fiona Kuiper, Country Club Resort Manager.
“Pritchard Francis proudly supports the Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring Language and Culture Centre, as a Goolmerrng sponsor. We support their aim to preserve the critically endangered Miriwoong language. Pritchard Francis has been involved in a number of projects in the Kununurra area including the District High School redevelopment, new community library, and Children and Family Centre. We are delighted that MDWg is teaching Miriwoong to children in these centres. Our sponsorship is part of our developing Reconciliation Action Plan journey and commitment to assisting in the development of Kimberley communities.”
“The Kimberley Development Commission is pleased to sponsor the Mirima Dawang Woorlab-Gerring Language & Culture Centre because of its innovative and important contribution in strengthening our community.”