Below is a list of contacts that can provide further information about the State Library’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages blog.

Indigenous Languages Coordinator & Blog moderator

Desmond Crump State Library of Queensland Indigenous Languages Researcher, kuril dhagun Phone (07) 3840  7893 Email:

Indigenous Languages Project Support Officer

Rose Warsow State Library of Queensland Indigenous Languages Project Support Officer, kuril dhagun Phone (07) 3842  9087 Email:

Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs)

Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) are owned, managed and staffed by local Aboriginal councils or the Torres Strait Island Regional Council. State Library of Queensland funds and facilitates the establishment of these centres, and provides ongoing support through staff training and delivery of programs to sustain knowledge transfer. There is a network of 22 IKCs in remote and regional communities: across Cape York, the Northern Peninsula. Area, the islands of the Torres Strait, Central Queensland and at Cherbourg in South East Queensland. The IKCs work in their communities to document and record the local histories, stories and languages as part of their local collections. Further details: IKC Blog:

Indigenous Language Centres

There are several Indigenous Language Centres in Queensland that support the revival and maintenance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. Their activities may include language research, exhibitions and community training as well as the recording and/or documentation of Indigenous languages in Queensland.

Central Queensland Language Centre (Bundaberg) This centre supports language activities in Central Queensland from Rockhampton to Maryborough and west to Longreach and the NT border. Address: Central Queensland Language Centre, Gidjarjil Aboriginal Development Corporation Ltd, 36 Quay Street [PO Box 2773], Bundaberg. Queensland. 4670. Phone: (07) 4153 6700 Email: Website:

North Queensland Regional Aboriginal Corporation Language Centre (Cairns) A partnership between Cairns and Townsville language workers, this centre supports language activities in North Queensland from Sarina to Cairns and west to Mt Isa. Address: Airport Trading Centre, Shop 8 446-452 Sheridan Street North, Cairns. [PO Box 266N North Cairns]. Queensland. 4870. Phone: (07) 4053 4698 or (07) 4053 6018 Fax: (07) 4032 3017 Email:

Pama Language Centre is an initiative of Cape York Institute to support the language communities of Cape York. Pama has an office space in Cairns – 302-310 Sheridan Street [PO Box 677, Cairns North. Qld. 4870.]  Email: or phone: 0450 961 956 Website:

Torres Strait Traditional Languages Centre

The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) is supporting language revival across the Torres Strait region and has established the Torres Strait Traditional Languages Centre to coordinate regional and community-specific efforts to retrieve, record and research traditional languages.


Yugambeh Museum Language and Heritage Research Centre (Beenleigh) Yugambeh Museum is based at Beenleigh and serves as a language and research centre for Southern Queensland. Address: Cnr Martens Street and Plantation Road, Beenleigh. Queensland. 4207. Phone: (07) 3807 6155 or (07) 3807 6229 Fax: (07) 3807 6144 Email: Website:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Organisations

Other community groups such as Aboriginal Land Councils, Cultural Organisations, Elders’ Groups, etc. may also be undertaking activities involving languages. Please send any details of other groups working with languages to update our contact lists.

Buda:dji Aboriginal Development Association Aboriginal Corporation (Kuranda) Buda:dji coordinates a range of community-based programs, including cultural heritage. Address: 1/40 Coondoo Street, Kuranda. Queensland. 4870 Phone: (07) 4084 0967 Website:

Condamine Alliance (Toowoomba) Condamine Alliance works with our community to repair and conserve our environment in the Condamine catchment. They work with Traditional Owner groups to document and preserve traditional knowledge, including the languages of the Condamine River catchment. Address: 266 Margaret Street, Toowoomba. Queensland.4350. Phone: (07) 4620 0111 Email: Website:

Darumbal People Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (DPAC) (Rockhampton) DPAC represents the Darumbal and their interests across the region. Contact details: 133 Dee Street North Rockhampton Qld 4701   Ph (07) 49 213324   Fax (07) 49 267 457  Email:

Desert Channels Queensland  (Longreach) Desert Channels Queensland Inc (DCQ) is a community-based natural resource management body that works to ensure a sustainable social, economic and environmental future for the Queensland section of the Lake Eyre Basin. DCQ works with Traditional Owner groups to document and record the traditional Indigenous knowledge of Lake Eyre Basin, including the 14 languages of the region. Address: 92 Galah Street [PO Box 601] , Longreach. Queensland. 4730. Phone: (07) 4658 0600 Website:

Gab Titui Cultural Centre (Thursday Island) Gab Titui Cultural Centre is the Torres Strait’s first keeping place for historical artefacts and contemporary Indigenous art. The central focus of the centre is to contribute to the maintenance, revitalisation and preservation of Torres Strait culture and the development and promotion of local Indigenous art. Address: Cnr Blackall Street & Victoria Parade, [PO Box 261], Thursday Island. Queensland. 4875. Phone: (07) 4069 0888 Email: Website:

Girringun Aboriginal Corporation (Cardwell) Girringun Aboriginal Corporation is a legally incorporated organisation under the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976. Girringun Aboriginal Corporation represents the interests of traditional owners from nine tribal groups: Bandjin, Djiru, Girramay, Gugu Badhun, Gulnay, Jirrbal, Nywaigi, Warrgamay and Warungnu. Address: 235 Victoria Street, Cardwell. Queensland. 4849. Phone: (07) 4066 8300 Email: Website:

Korrawinga Aboriginal Corporation (Hervey Bay) This organisation supports Aboriginal language and cultural revival in the Hervey Bay/Wide Bay area, particularly the Butchulla language. Address: 352 The Esplanade, Scarness. Queensland. 4655. Phone: (07) 4124 4814 Email:

Mununjali Housing and Development Company Ltd (Beaudesert) Mununjali Housing and Development Company Ltd is the umbrella for Jymbi (Family) Centre, Jymbilung House Home and Community Care and the Youth Support Coordinator. They coordinate a range of community-based projects including language and cultural heritage. Address: 35 Anna Street, Beaudesert. Queensland. 4285. Phone: (07) 5541 2575. Email: Website:

Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council (Bamaga) The Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council (NPARC) is the administrative body for the communities of Injinoo, Umagico, Bamaga, New Mapoon and Seisia. NPARC coordinates a range of programs, including language and cultural heritage. Address: 180 Adidi Street, Bamaga Queensland. 4876. Email: Website:

North Stradbroke Island Museum (Dunwich) The North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum (NSIHM) actively records and documents the Aboriginal languages of Moreton Bay, particularly Stradbroke Island and neighbouring islands. Address: 15-17 Welsby Street, Dunwich. Queensland. 4183. Phone: (07) 3409 9699 Email: Website:

The Torres Strait Island Regional Authority (Thursday Island) The TSRA aims to improve the lifestyle and wellbeing of the Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people living in the Torres Strait region. TSRA has established a language centre for the Torres Straits; they currently coordinate a range of programs across the region, including language and cultural heritage. Address: Level 1/46 Victoria Parade, [PO Box 261], Thursday Island. Queensland. 4875. Phone: (07) 4069 0700 Email: Website:

Australian Government Department of Communication and the Arts

This initiative, as part of State Library of Queensland’s Indigenous Language Project, is supported by funding from the Indigenous Languages Support Program (ILS) from the Australian Government’s Department of Communication and the Arts. Address: Robert Garran Offices, 3-5 National Circuit. Barton. ACT 2600. Phone: (02) 6141 6666 Website:

Language Directories

There are several online directories that provide further details on community organisations and other groups working with languages.

Aboriginal Languages of Australia Virtual Library: Language Organisations

Our Languages: Language Directory

Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD): Language Centres