COMING TOGETHER: Diane Randall (right) with two fellow participants of the gathering at Yamba, in the process of shopping for the event. COMING TOGETHER: Diane Randall (right) with two fellow participants of the gathering at Yamba, in the process of shopping for the event. Janelle BrownWELCOME to 2018! There are many ways to start off the New Year. Some people start the year nursing a massive hangover.
MEET Miss Kaia Mercy, a 12 year old Year 6 student who is the first Aboriginal student to win the Gulmarrad Public school's Dux Award. As far as her grandparents Lester and Gloria are aware, she may be the first Aboriginal person to win the Dux award of any school in Maclean. Kaia completed both her infants and primary school education at Gulmarrad Public School, with Maths English and Science being her favourite subjects.
OVER the last few years there has been a major focus on reviving Aboriginal languages. In 2017 there were two significant events that highlighted Aboriginal languages, the first being "Our Languages Matter” being declared the NAIDOC theme for 2017. (Each year there is a different theme). The second event was the NSW Parliament passing language legislation in October. Under this new legislation a five-year strategic plan and a centre for Aboriginal languages of NSW will be established.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".