Paul Carmody sitting outside with class of students

Paul Carmody sharing language on Jarowair and Giabal land

1 June 2023 to 9 June 2024

All ages

Queensland Museum Cobb+Co


This video was originally contributed to the ABC Open Mother Tongue project in 2015, which invited Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to share a story about their mother tongue. 

At the time of filming, Paul Carmody was a teacher at Amaroo Environmental Education Centre in Kleinton, north of Toowoomba.

Located on Jarowair and Giabal land, the centre welcomes more than 5000 students through the gates each year. The education centre has a strong relationship with the Jarowair custodians, who maintain, care for and facilitate walks at Gummingurru, a local male initiation site. 

Now with the guidance and permission of local elders, Paul is helping to share traditional words and local Indigenous culture with the many students who visit each year.

ABC Open Producer: Ben Tupas

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