Geraldton goes Wajarri
— Western Australian Museum

A city revitalises its endangered Aboriginal language
A project by Pia Lanzinger

In Geraldton, a harbour city on the continent’s west coast, Wajarri is the main Aboriginal language—albeit spoken fluently by less than 50 persons. The project aims to give the language a larger forum by smuggling Wajarri into the city’s public spaces. Geraldton’s residents were invited to adopt a Wajarri word and special T-shirts featuring the imprinted word functioned as a communicative signal.