Mpakwithi and Guugu Yimidhirr children’s books

Pama Language Centre was established in 2015 to work with the language nations of Cape York Peninsula to record, revive, revitalise and maintain their ancestral languages. Amongst the many projects and activities that the Centre is involved in is publishing and selling books in traditional Cape York languages. These languages include Mpakwithi and Guugu Yimidhirr … Read more

Language Research Discovery Workshop 2017

Language Research Discovery Workshop 2017 The week started with participants from all around Queensland gathering at South Bank for the annual Language Research Discovery workshop. We welcomed people from Cairns, Yarrabah, Mackay Woorabinda, Gayndah Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. The aim of the workshop is to build upon and extend previous research workshops and enhance the … Read more

More greetings in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages

Following on from the original “Say G’day” initiative, State Library has compiled additional words for greetings, ‘good day’, etc. for use in local communities. The 2017 NAIDOC Theme of ‘Our Languages Matter’ created a lot of interest in Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.  From an initial list of 25, State Library has over … Read more

Mackay – Indigenous Languages Recording Workshop

The recent workshop was the next step in the Mackay region language revival journey. Since the first Information gathering workshop in 2015 Mackay Regional Council Libraries, Norell Binsiar, State Library and members of the Yuwibara people have been busy compiling a dictionary using the Miromaa Language Software program. The outcome of the latest workshop is … Read more

Living Our Languages

Living Our Languages –Symposium Indigenous Services team of SLNSW in collaboration with the University of Sydney launched NAIDOC Week with the ‘Living our Languages’ Symposium at the Mitchell Library on Wednesday 28 June 2017. We met with the Indigenous Services team who took us for a tour through the library study rooms, Indigenous exhibition wall … Read more

Indigenous Languages Residency 2017

Indigenous Languages Residency 2017 The Indigenous Languages Residency is aimed at language workers and community members who are currently working and/or researching Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and supporting language revival programs in communities. Participants of the 2017 IL Residency came from Yarrabah, Cairns, Northern Peninsula Area and the Torres Straits and are working on a … Read more

Cairns Workshop 4-6 April 2017

After an overwhelming response from language workers in North Queensland to our workshop in Brisbane it was decided that a workshop would be held in Cairns.The workshop was held in partnership with Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD) and North Queensland Regional Aboriginal Corporation Languages Centre (NQRACLC). We had a great turnout with participants from Cooktown, Wujal … Read more