In September 2001 a generous donor, Paul Andrew Digby Robinson, left a bequest in his estate to support research into indigenous education at Curtin University. With the help of his friends, Walter and Sylvia Hyams, an innovative Noongar Language and Culture course was designed.
The course, facilitated by Curtin’s Centre for Aboriginal Studies, creates an awareness and understanding of significant aspects of the culture of the Noongar people. Known for their strong connection to their family, community and country the unit explores and informs the social, cultural and environmental dynamics of Noongar language and culture. As a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), the ‘Noongar Language and Culture‘ modules became available online mid-2018.
This important educational program is possible thanks to the generosity of Paul Andrew Digby Robinson, and Walter and Sylvia Hyams. Curtin is truly grateful for their commitment and we look forward to sharing this vital cultural information with the community.