Kimberley Language Resource Centre (KLRC)
The Kimberley Language Resource Centre (KLRC) is a regional organisation set up in 1984. The organisation was incorporated in 1985 having been established by Aboriginal people concerned about the effects of colonisation and the continuing impact of Western society on their spoken languages and cultural knowledge.
The purpose of the organisation is to support Aboriginal people to continue using their unique oral languages. The KLRC provides skills workshops and project advice for language groups across the region, representing at least 44 known languages, about 30 of which are still spoken today. The languages of the Halls Creek Shire include Gooniyandi, Jaru, Kukatja, Kija, Malngin, Ngardi, Walmajarri and Wangkajunga - some of which have more than one dialect.
The KLRC also supports Early Years Learning, Language in Curriculum, the development of Communication Strategies e.g. for Government departments, the development of language resources and provide Cross-Cultural Communication sessions. The KLRC is governed by a Board of 12 Directors accountable to a membership from across the region. The Head Office is based in Halls Creek.
(between Ngaringga Ngurra Women's Safehouse and Yura Yungi Aboriginal Medical Services)