Waabiny Time - Series 1 & 2
Waabiny Time is a landmark in Australian TV; a kids variety program that uses Noongar Language.
Presenters Kylie Farmer and Lee West take children from the ages of three to six on an educational and entertaining adventure, guiding our young viewers through 21 half-hour episodes of stories, songs and activities, that are authentically Indigenous and encourage participation.
13 episodes, each covering a different theme:
Sport and Playtime
Waabiny time, playing time is djooradiny, it's fun. It's about keeping walang, keeping healthy. Let's play djenborl football and learn to handball and take on the obstacle course. It's deadly koolangk
Colours and Numbers
Keny, Koodjal, Dambart-One, Two Three. Counting is moorditj And do you know the kala, the colours of the rainbow?
Food and Drink
Mereny and kep, food and water keep us walang, healthy. How about a yongka stew, a kangaroo stew? Yum yum, sounds moorditj!
Kwort Kwobikin, to celebrate is deadly! Moort madja, family get-togethers are deadly!
Family and Friends
My Moort, my family make me djoorabiny, they make me happy.
Animals and Tracks
Djinang, Look! It's a yongka, a kangaroo. And can you see the wetj, the emu full of feathers.
Country and Directions
In Noongar Boodgar, Noongar Country there's so much to see. Wano, this way the djet, the flowers and ali bidi, that way you can see the boorn, the trees. Moorditj!
Body and Movement
Maara, hands and djena, feet are very useful to us and together with the other parts of our body help us every day. Maara baam, hands clap and djena kakarook, feet dance. It's too deadly koolangka.
Day and Night
Kedala, day-time for the ngaangk, the sun and kedalak, night-time is when the miyak the moon comes out.
Do you feel djoorabiny, do you feel happy? Or do you feel menditj, do you feel sick? Make sure you share how you feel with someone who cares. It's moorditj koolangka!
Moorditj walang, good health is about looking after our bodies every day. It's solid koolangka!
Noongar people have been solid tool makers for a long, long time. Karli, the boomerang and kitj, the spear are very useful tools.
Seasons and Weather
There are maar keny bonar, six seasons. Birak is hot time, time for djiba-djobaliny, swimming time.
Eight episodes, each covering a different theme:
Keeping Walang - Staying Healthy
Keeping walang, staying healthy can be a lot of fun ana. Waabiny, playing and eating moordtij mereny, good food are two ways to keep walang every day.
Going Bush is Moorditj ana. Noongar mob love getting out and about in noongar boodja, Noongar country. There are so many solid things to do. Bush walking with moort and Koorda, family and friends is a good way to see so many different parts of Noongar country.
Barna - Animals
There are boola barna, lots of animals in noongar boodja from the noorn, the snake, to the wetj, the emu. Barna live all over noongar boodja, have you seen any lately?
From the kedala, daytime right through to kedalak night-time, so many Moorditj things to day.
Maambakoort - Ocean
Maambakoort, is the noongar word for ocean. Noongar people love the ocean. They catch biggest mob of djildjit and karil, fish and crabs. When it gets really hot, they love to djiba djoobal, to swim.
Koort Kwobikin - Celebrate
Lots of Noongar mob love to koort kwobakin, to celebrate. It's so deadly getting together with moort and koorda, family and friends.
Noongar Boodja - Noongar Country
In Noongar Boodgar, Noongar Country there's so much to see, from the boorn, the trees, right down to the djet, the pretty little flowers.
Then and Now
Koora koora, long ago, and yeyi, now, are both important to our moort, our family. Long time ago noongar people grew up in the bush, living the traditional noongar ways. These days most people live in the cities and towns.