Mackay – Indigenous Languages Recording Workshop

The recent workshop was the next step in the Mackay region language revival journey. Since the first Information gathering workshop in 2015 Mackay Regional Council Libraries, Norell Binsiar, State Library and members of the Yuwibara people have been busy compiling a dictionary using the Miromaa Language Software program. The outcome of the latest workshop is … Read more

Mackay Language Recording Workshop [11-13 September 2017]

As part of our ongoing work with the Mackay community and the revival of Yuwibara language, State Library is partnering with Mackay Regional Libraries and North Queensland Regional Aboriginal Corporation Language Centre to deliver a language workshop in September. George Bridgeman was the Superintendent of the Baker’s Creek Aboriginal Mission established in the 1870’s and … Read more

Living Our Languages

Living Our Languages –Symposium Indigenous Services team of SLNSW in collaboration with the University of Sydney launched NAIDOC Week with the ‘Living our Languages’ Symposium at the Mitchell Library on Wednesday 28 June 2017. We met with the Indigenous Services team who took us for a tour through the library study rooms, Indigenous exhibition wall … Read more

Indigenous Languages Residency 2017

Indigenous Languages Residency 2017 The Indigenous Languages Residency is aimed at language workers and community members who are currently working and/or researching Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and supporting language revival programs in communities. Participants of the 2017 IL Residency came from Yarrabah, Cairns, Northern Peninsula Area and the Torres Straits and are working on a … Read more

Cairns Workshop 4-6 April 2017

After an overwhelming response from language workers in North Queensland to our workshop in Brisbane it was decided that a workshop would be held in Cairns.The workshop was held in partnership with Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD) and North Queensland Regional Aboriginal Corporation Languages Centre (NQRACLC). We had a great turnout with participants from Cooktown, Wujal … Read more

Aurukun Workshop 21-23 March 2017

This community language workshop was held in partnership with Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD) and the Pama Language Centre (PLC). Participants were taken through some of the modules available under the Documenting and Revitalizing Indigenous Languages (DRIL) program which aims to enhance community skills to revive traditional languages. On arriving in Aurukun we received … Read more

Indigenous Language Research and Training Opportunities 2017

State Library will once again offer a range of training and research opportunities for community language workers during the first half of 2017. These opportunities enable community members to access some of the language materials to be found in State Library collections. State Library/Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity Training Workshops (March-April 2017) Due to the … Read more