Noongar Waangkiny language classes have returned to the Harvey Community Resource Centre in a bid to close the gap and preserve one of Australia’s oldest languages. The pilot course was launched last year and was so popular it had a waiting list. The CRC partnered with Bilya Moorditjabiny Training Services and newly formed Harvey Aboriginal Corporation. The first course was made up of teachers looking to pick up skills to pass onto their students, however the second course attracted interest from the wider community. CRC manager Tracey-Ann Davis said the aim was to create opportunities and come together to learn, communicate and share stories. The centre received a grant through ConnectGroups to run this year’s first course. There will also be a Yarning Circle to spark discussion and develop fluency among learners. There are plans to hold workshops featuring subjects like bush tucker, bush medicine and tool making. For more information people are encouraged to contact the CRC.