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Archibald Meston Papers OM64-17.

Meston Notebook 6 - Birds.

One of the significant items in the State Library collections for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages webpages is the Archibald Meston Papers.  Items from this collection are featured in the Spoken exhibition. The Australian Dictionary of Biography lists Meston as a journalist, explorer and botanist; however, Archibald Meston (1851-1924) is best known for his role … Read more

Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages.

On Wednesday evening, approximately 150 guests celebrated the official opening of Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages on the Queensland Terrace. The exhibition is part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages. William Barton kicked off the proceedings with an amazing display on the Yirdaki [didgeridoo] before MC Stephen Oliver came to … Read more

2019 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES: WORD OF THE WEEK – WEEK TWENTY-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. State Library’s ‘word of the week’ for Week Twenty-Five is dhambu pronounced darm-boo], from the Gangulu … 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

Borobi Day – 31 May 2019!

Earlier in the year, the Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones announced that Borobi was coming out of retirement to play the important role of Indigenous Languages Ambassador. Borobi will partner with Yugambeh Museum to promote Indigenous language and culture as part of the 2019 International year of Indigenous Languages. Schools and community groups are encouraged … Read more

2019 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES: WORD OF THE WEEK – WEEK SEVENTEEN.

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 Cameron Costello speaking as part of the Game Changers series, Week 17’s word … Read more

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

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 Easter, Week 16’s word is bilby [pronounced bill-bee], from the Yuwaalayaay language of South-West … Read more

Royal Australian Mint IYIL2019 Fifty Cent Coin

This week the Royal Australian Mint announced the release of a commemorative 50 cent coin for the International Year of Indigenous Languages! The new coin features the word for ‘money’ in fourteen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages from across Australia. The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) collaborated on the initiative … Read more

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

thuwathu

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. Week 15’s word is thuwathu [pronounced thoo-wah-thoo], from the Lardil language of Mornington Island in the Gulf … Read more