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Journal of the HMS Endeavour, 1768-1771.

“Holograph journal, written entirely in James Cook’s hand, of the voyage of H.M.S. Endeavour during which Cook discovered eastern Australia and circumnavigated New Zealand.” This somewhat innocuous description understates the significance of one of the highlights of the Spoken exhibition. James Cook joined the Royal Navy in 1755 and steadily advanced through the ranks. In … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Word of the Week – Week Forty-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 is ngundindari [pronounced ngun-din-dah-ree with ‘ng’ one sound] from the Mithaka language of … Read more

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Research Discovery Workshop: 17-21 February 2020.

The State Library of Queensland will be hosting their annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Research Discovery Workshop at the State Library in Brisbane to coincide with the Minya Birran languages forum in February 2020. This workshop aims to enhance the research skills and knowledge of community language workers and support their ongoing language … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Word of the Week – Week Forty-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. This week’s word is pama [pronounced pah-mah] from the Umbuygamu language of Cape York. It means … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Word of the Week – Week Forty-Five.

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. To coincide with the Melbourne Cup, this week’s word is yaraman [pronounced yah-rah-man]; variations of the … Read more