Games for Preserving the Noongar Language

Last September, Kate Appleby, Adam Fonfarski and Dr. Jaime Garcia (members of the UTS Games Studio) along with A/Prof Chris Lawrence, Dr. Tuck Leon, A/Prof Valerie Gay (From the School of Computing and Communications), Susan Hansen (PhD Candidate) and John Kirby (Aboriginal Civil Engineering student), went on a exploratory trip to Bunbury to gather information/data for the Aboriginal maternal health child health research project using technology and innovation to improve the lives and opportunities for the next generation of Aboriginal kids.

The team had the opportunity to interact with member of the community and institisutions such as:

  • The South West Aboriginal Medical Service (SWAMS)
  • The Noongar Language Centre
  • The Roeland Mission where they took Aboriginal kids too during the Stolen Generations


Local walking cultural tour with Troy Bennell

During this trip, our members from the Games Studio focused on developing concept designs for digitalising and producing educational games/stories that support learning Noongar language and cultural identity for Noongar kids.

Here are some of the sketches produced in this trip

by Kate Appleby and Adam Fonfarski