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

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 World Food Day on 16 October, this week’s word is bana wudhula [pronounced … Read more

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

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 World Smile Day on 4 October, this week’s word is yimirr-yimirr [pronounced yim-eerr-yim-eerr … Read more

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

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 Book Week 2019, Week 34’s word is biibabiiba [pronounced bee-bah bee-bah], from the … Read more

2019 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES: WORD OF THE WEEK – WEEK TWENTY-THREE.

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. State Library’s ‘word of the week’ for Week Twenty-Three is Bwgcolman [pronounced bwook-a-mun], from the Manbarra … Read more

Tindale and Indigenous Languages

The Transforming Tindale exhibition (6 September – 9 December 2012) highlighted some of the many stories behind photographs taken during Norman Tindale’s anthropological expedition of 1938-1940. Currently the exhibition is undertaking a regional tour, so I thought it was timely to revisit the original post from the JOL Blog to highlight the importance of Tindale’s materials and how they … Read more