State Library to host RNLD Training workshop

Language Research.

The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) is co-hosting an Indigenous Languages Research Workshop at the State Library in Brisbane from 12-15 December 2016. This workshop will be in partnership with the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD) to offer participants an innovative training experience. The workshop aims to build upon and extend previous research workshops … Read more

Happy Indigenous Literacy Day!

Indigenous Literacy Day 2016.

Wednesday 7 September marks Indigenous Literacy Day 2016 hosted by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to raise awareness of the need to improve literacy rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The National focus will be on Sydney with a huge event at the Sydney Opera House. ILF Ambassadors Justine Clarke, Josh Pyke, Deborah Cheetham, Andy Griffiths, … Read more

Residents explore SLQ collections

2016 Indigenous Languages Residents.

The 2016 Indigenous Languages Residency was another successful research event held recently at the State Library of Queensland. For a week in June, four community members from across Queensland were able to access SLQ’s heritage collections to assist their community language work. This year, State Library was able to offer four residencies as previous experience has shown … Read more

NAIDOC Week 2016.

NAIDOC Week 2016 Logo [NAIDOC Website]

NAIDOC Week 2016 is nearly here and has the theme of Songlines: the living narrative of our nation. Songlines records the travel of ancestral spirits who ‘sung’ the land into life. Aboriginal language groups are connected through the sharing of Songlines with each language group responsible for parts of a Songline [NAIDOC Website]. This year’s … Read more

New version of Yugambeh Language App!

Yugambeh App logo [Yugambeh Museum website]

Just in time for NAIDOC 2016, Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre has launched the latest version of their language app which features seven (7) Queensland Aboriginal languages as well as ‘how to say g’day’ in 50+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. In April 2014, the Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre at Beenleigh … Read more

2016 Indigenous Languages Residency

SLQ Collection Items.

As part of its Indigenous Languages Strategy, the State Library of Queensland is hosting an Indigenous Languages Residency at the State Library in Brisbane from 6-10 June 2016. The Indigenous Languages Residency is valued up to $5,000 to cover travel and accommodation costs associated with the Residency. The successful applicant/s will utilise State Library’s collections … Read more

International Mother Language Day 21 February

International Mother Language Day.

This Sunday 21 February marks the seventeenth International Mother Language Day! The day was established in 1999 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and aims to promote multiculturalism and linguistic diversity. Each year there is a theme to highlight multilingualism – for 2016, the theme ‘Quality education, languages of instruction and learning … Read more