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2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Word of the Week – Week Thirty-Eight.

As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland. This week’s word of the week is barbirra [pronounced bah-beerr-ah with rolled ‘r’] meaning ‘echidna’. It … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Word of the Week – Week Thirty-Seven.

As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland. This week’s word of the week is gulmari [pronounced gool-mah-ree] meaning ‘shield’. It is from the … Read more

Indigenous Literacy Day 2019

Wednesday 4 September is Indigenous Literacy Day – a national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy; as well as raising awareness of the need to improve literacy levels among Indigenous children. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation has a range of projects and activities to support literacy development; one of the most popular being the … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Word of the Week – Week Thirty-Six.

As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland. With the onset of Spring, this week’s word of the week is djiwi [pronounced jee-wee] meaning … Read more