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"Using smartphones to preserve Aboriginal oral story telling", with Felicity Meakins

Shape, Technology

Date: 13 July 2015

RN Breakfast:

It's a hi-tech and very modern way of preserving an ancient culture.

In an exciting new project, 21st century smart phones are being used to continue the Aboriginal practice of oral story telling.

A remote Northern Territory Indigenous community has worked with a linguist to develop a unique audio book, aimed at keeping their words and practices alive for generations to come.

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