Most Aboriginal languages come from Burketown region

Derek Barry
By Derek Barry
Updated March 15 2018 - 12:33am, first published 12:32am
The area around Burketown is the ancestral home to most Aboriginal languages.

New research has found that most Aboriginal languages across Australia originally came from the Burketown area in the Gulf of Carpentaria.


Derek Barry

Derek Barry

Editor, the North West Star

Editor of the North West Star Mount Isa since January 2016. Prior to that, an editor at several regional southern Queensland newspapers. Passionate about telling local stories. Comes with a strange accent to due an Irish accident of birth.