Nyikina language materials

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Nyikina—a language of the river country

Nyikina is one of the main languages of the West Kimberley region, particularly around the lower end of the mighty Fitzroy River. It is spoken by more people than Warrwa, which is the language group for the town of Derby. This collection of old language materials shows the commitment of the Derby Library to presenting and preserving the cultural life of the region.

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Shire of Derby / West Kimberley Library - local studies collection

Muddy Waters

Named after the Earl of Derby, the town has a rich colonial history as the first regional and administrative centre, supporting the sheep and cattle stations of the west Kimberley. Keeper of this...

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Clarendon Street
Derby WA 6728
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Galvans Gorge
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