Boandik Language: Ocean Theme

Bunganditj Oceans Word Wall (Boandik language resource). Read about it on Miss Jenny's Classroom

Boandik / Bunganditj language resources with an ocean theme. Finding language resources can be hard work!

Okay so this post was originally written way back in December 2014 and I’ll be honest – it seems like way longer than almost 4 years. But here I am revisiting my old posts one at a time to really look at what’s still need, what needs updating and adding to.

Originally this post was about a third offering to support Boandik language use in classrooms. If you have followed the website for some time you will know that I adore languages and learning about them. This is even more important when the language has a relevance to where you live.

In this case, the Bunganditj language is from the Bunganditj people who lived in the south-east region of South Australia around where modern-day Mount Gambier is located. It is important to not that there are many spelling of the Bunganditj (Bungandidj is one) and where called the Boandik tribe by early settlers in the area.

The lives of the Bunganditj people changed rapidly when Europeans came and changed the landscape. Christina Smith, a missionary, documented some of their traditions and their language back in the 1800s. The information was later published in a book. Please note however that the spelling assigned by Christina has been recently overhauled in a joint effort to perserve the language.

Bunganditj Oceans Word Wall (Boandik language resource). Read about it on Miss Jenny's Classroom Anyway, this particular resource is a set of word wall cards with an ocean theme. Ocean was because it was the focus of my class at the time of creation. This was at the time the largest word wall set I had made that focued on this language and includes 15 cards: whale, shark, octopus, turtle, shell, stingray, fish, seagull, seaweed, sand, pelican, ice, penguin, seal and sea. The original graphics have since been replaced by a consistent look with clip art by Rossy’s Jungle (supremely talented artist).

Bunganditj Oceans Word Wall (Boandik language resource). Read about it on Miss Jenny's Classroom

Anyway, as of the end of June 2018 the TPT store these were available in is closed. The good news though is that they are now available at a lower price and in Australian dollars exclusively through Classroom Kitty

 This post was updated on the 3rd July 2018.


  1. January 6, 2015 / 3:39 am

    What a terrific resource!

  2. Ella
    June 25, 2018 / 3:21 am

    Are these word wall packs available on your TPT? I can’t find them and would love them! Thanks, Ella

    • Miss Jenny
      July 2, 2018 / 1:06 pm

      Hi Ella, Sorry for my slow response – the filter on the website redirected your comment and I only saw it today! I have closed my TPT store but I am updating all my old resources (like this one!). You can now find the Boandik resources over at Classroom Kitty at the following link; I haven’t yet uploaded all but if you need something specific I’ll see what I can do. Thank you so much for your interest! 🙂 Jenny
      Bunganditj (Boandik) Resources

  3. July 2, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    Oh I just got notified about the update. I love the addition of the language key sheet – it’s so helpful for my students to focus on and have glued into their books! Plus that clip art is way more my taste – great for my year 3s. Love it!!!

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