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Finger Lime

Finger Lime, Bailey (1909).

At the State Library we get some unusual and quite interesting requests from clients. One such query came this week via a phone call from Art Gallery Food & Wine which is the restaurant for the Art Gallery of South Australia. The restaurant is refreshing their menu and have added some traditional foods – one of … Read more

Indigenous Languages Research Discovery Workshop, 7-10 December 2015.

Nga-chan-ji Tribe, Roth (1901).

Final preparations are underway for the State Library’s annual Indigenous Languages Research Discovery Workshop to be held in December. This research event is aimed at language workers and community members who are currently working/have an interest in traditional languages and supporting language revival programs in communities. It allows language workers and community members to explore the collections … Read more

Puliima National Indigenous Language and Technology Forum 2015

Puliima Forum 2015.

The biennial Puliima National Indigenous Language and Technology Forum will be held in Melbourne 12-15 October, 2015. The week includes pre-conference workshops leading up to the conference which is hosted by the Miromaa Aboriginal Language and Technology Centre, Newcastle. Puliima brings together a range of participants and speakers from across Australian language communities as well … Read more

New Media Toolkit – online and live!

SLQ New Media Toolkit webpage.

The State Library of Queensland’s Indigenous Languages Project received funding support during 2014-2015 from the Attorney-General’s Department Ministry for the Arts for Languages and New Media.  The project entailed technology workshops in communities as well as the development of an online toolkit to support communities and language workers. The website is now live and features ‘how to … Read more

Indigenous Literacy Day Wednesday 2 September 2015

Indigenous Literacy Day, ILF Website.

Indigenous Literacy Day aims to raise awareness of the need to improve literacy levels among Indigenous children. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) coordinates a range of fundraising events across Australia to raise urgently needed funds to put books into the hands of families in remote communities, run story writing workshops and publish the stories of young … Read more

Aboriginal names mostly of marine animals from North Queensland.

Aboriginal names ... G P Whitley (1936)

This innocuous title refers to an article written in 1936 by Gilbert Percy Whitley, Ichthyologist and Curator of Fishes at the Australian Museum. Whitley published this article in Mankind, the Journal of the Anthropological Society of NSW. The State Library collections hold several titles by Whitley, including Fishes of Australia, Marine Fishes of Australia and Freshwater Fishes … Read more

NAIDOC Week 2015

NAIDOC Week 2015.

NAIDOC Week’s theme for 2015 “We all stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate” highlights the ongoing spiritual connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to land and sea. It also provides a focus for schools, communities, IKCs and libraries to celebrate Indigenous culture and language. Connection to country also reinforces the connection of language … Read more