2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages coin produced by the Royal Australian Mint.

It was an exciting time for the Noongar Boodjar Language Centre to be asked by the Australian Mint to showcase our Noongar word ‘BOYA’ (a common name used for money) on the 50 cent coin along with the other languages that are featured as well.

This was an opportunity for the Noongar community to celebrate the 2019 The International Year of Indigenous Languages with a bang.

Chairperson of NBALC George Hayden is pictured with the 2019 International Indigenous Languages coin design launched by the Australian Mint in Adelaide.
George Hayden pictured with the CEO of the Royal Australian Mint, Ross MacDiarmid.
Welcome conducted by Jack Buckskin Traditional Custodian of Karna people of Adelaide.

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