Hobart Language Day
The Tasmanian Language Cafe
The Tasmanian Language Cafe is a set of
interviews about the diverse languages that are spoken in Tasmania, Australia.
The purpose of the project is to explore the importance of language in
maintaining culture and identity, both for immigrants to Australia and for
The idea was developed and realised by Sonia Parra following on from her work
organising the Hobart Language Day which has been running since 2015 in
"Why I settled in Tasmania" is a radio project of life
stories from members of the Hazara, Karen, Nepalese,
Oromo and South Sudan/Uganda communities, who share their
experiences as refugees, their process of adjustment to
Tasmania and why they decided to stay here when many people
from their communities have moved interstate.
The project was produced with the support of the Community
Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) and was conducted by Sonia
Parra. It was broadcast on "Hobart FM" 92.1/96.1 FM
from the 22nd July 2017, every Saturday at 10am-11am
finishing on the 26th August 2017.
The Second part of the project was broadcast from
November 2020 to February 2021.
Join us here to listen to the interviews after they have gone to air.
The Nepalese Community
The Karen Community
The Oromo Community
The South Sudan Community
The Hazara Community, Part 1
The Hazara Community, Part 2
The Indian Community
The Georgian Community
The Spanish Speaking ommunity
Listen to the radio program in Spanish, which goes to air
every Sunday from 10am to 11 midday on Hobart FM 96.1, Hobart, Tasmania
An Interview with Gael Mabo, daughter Eddie Mabo
This radio program "Here Spanish spoken" made by Sonia Parra, won the 2015
Women's Program of the year of the National Ethnic & Multicultural
Broadcaster's Council Emitted on Sunday 5 of July 2015.
Hamlet de los Andes, 22 March 2015.
An interview with a Bolivian theatrical group who came
to Hobart, Tasmania to present their adaptation of
William Shakespeares play "Hamlet". The group were in
Tasmania for the "Ten Days on the Island" festival.
Earthship/Tierranave, Enero 18 de 2015.
An interview about the sustainable building method
"Earthship" which has been followed on a number of
sites in Tasmania.
Climate Change, 8th of December 2013
An interview with a CSIRO scientist based in hobart
about climate change.