Cultural Warrior Gives Greg Reid a language lesson

Harold Ludwick

Harold Ludwick

Harold Ludwick is from the Guugu Yimithirr nation, stretching from the Annan River, south of Cooktown, to Princess Charlotte Bay in the north. Thirty-two clan groups make up the Guugu Yimithirr nation and the Cape’s forty-one tribal nations. Each having its distinct nomenclature of clans, language, history, sacred sites and stories.

Greg Reid spoke with Harold Ludwick on Black Star Morning Focus today about his role at the the James Cook Museum where the story of Cook’s Landing is told from the Aboriginal perspective. Harold also gave Greg a quick lesson in how to pronounce Guugu Yimithirr. Harolds Title as Project officer at the Museum gives him the opportunity to give the Guugu Yimithirr story on the events of Captain Cook Joseph Banks contact with the Guugu Yimithirr. We gave the world the name “gangurru” (kangaroo)  “he said” Gungardie is the Guugu Yimithirr name for Cooktown  after the word gun-gaar – a type of crystal quartz found in the area.

Listen to Harold Ludwick here


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