State Library at Yugambeh Mobo Festival

Yugambeh Mobo.

Yugambeh Mobo.

Yugambeh Mobo Festival is an annual event hosted by Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre designed to connect non-Indigenous Australians with bush food, stories, music, language, art and culture of South-East Queensland.

Yugambeh Mobo Pop-Up Library.

Yugambeh Mobo Pop-Up Library.

State Library of Queensland staff travelled to the Gold Coast to share and promote Indigenous language resources, digital art workshops, Indigenous books, information and craft activities from the kuril dhagun pop-up library. Indigenous Languages Resources for South-East Queensland that were on display attracted a lot of interest, especially from Early Childhood Service providers.

Duungidjawu wordlist.

Duungidjawu wordlist.

Body parts language lists for Yugarabul, Yuggera, Turubul, Yugambeh and Duungidjawu plus Brisbane Animals, Say G’day and Yuggera Everyday Words were very popular for the general public to discover more about their local traditional languages.

Brisbane animals wordlist.

Brisbane animals wordlist.

It was encouraging to hear from the many day care providers, kindergarten and pre-school teachers who visited the pop-up library that they were teaching Indigenous languages on a regular basis and looking to add and build up the resources they already have. We also assisted visitors in locating resources and information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander related matters through the State Library of Queensland’s on-line catalogue, blogs and web pages.

State Library Indigenous Languages webpages.

State Library Indigenous Languages webpages.

If you would like kuril’s Pop-Up library at your next event or wish to hold a digital workshop, please contact kuril.dhagun@slq.qld.gov.au

 

Rose Warsow

Indigenous Languages Project Support Officer, Queensland Memory

State Library of Queensland Indigenous Languages webpages