Wanalirri - 2008-2010

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Sr Nola Goodwin rsj -- Principal 2008-2010
Miss Bernadette Scharfe -- Acting Principal Sept 2009

A former teacher at Wirrimanu, Ms Gardner visited the Ngallangunda community, 400km north east of Derby on the Gibb River and taught the primary school class for four days while the school's principal, Sr Nola Goodwin rsj, attended a principals' conference in Broome. "It was good to learn about the Ngallangunda culture," Ms Gardner said. "The Wandjina is very important to the community, but it was great to hear the children's dreamtime stories about Dunbi the owl too." Ms Gardner said Broome musicians, The Pigram Brothers, had written a song for the school laden with cultural references and thanks to the children's singing she also learned dreamtime stories about two boys finding a kangaroo and the tree with whiskers.

The second Wanalirri website was begun in 2010. Much of the content from the 2002 website was used. The site was never completed.
Here is the link for the Wanalirri 2010 website.


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