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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 TWENTY-EIGHT.

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-Eight is gijar [pronounced gee-jar], from the Yidinji … Read more

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

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 koowookara [pronounced koo-woo-kah-ra], from the Biyay language of North Queensland, particularly the region … Read more

Cape York – Indigenous Languages Workshops

State Library of Queensland partnered with Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD), Pama Language Centre and North Qld. Regional Aboriginal Corporation Language Centre to host Indigenous Languages Workshops at the Hope Vale IKC and Mossman State School. Workshops were tailored to meet the community needs and to help them reach their language goals through the DRIL Program. … Read more

Mackay Language Recording Workshop [11-13 September 2017]

As part of our ongoing work with the Mackay community and the revival of Yuwibara language, State Library is partnering with Mackay Regional Libraries and North Queensland Regional Aboriginal Corporation Language Centre to deliver a language workshop in September. George Bridgeman was the Superintendent of the Baker’s Creek Aboriginal Mission established in the 1870’s and … Read more

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language virtual books

Sam the frog (Gunggari).

The State Library of Queensland has created a range of Virtual Books on topics including shipboard diaries, music scores, children’s books and artists’ books as well as a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander books. Many of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander books include Indigenous language content as well as audio. By using the audio controls … Read more

Cairns Language Workshop [22-23 April]

Words of our country, Dixon (1991).

As part of its’ Indigenous Languages Strategy, the State Library will be co-hosting an Indigenous Languages Workshop in Cairns from 22-23 April.  This workshop will be a great opportunity to explore the languages and dialects of the region, including Yidinj, Djirbal, Djabugay, Yalanji and related dialects. Within the Cairns Region, there were four main language groups with … Read more

Roth ‘The Aborigines of Rockhampton and surrounding coast districts (with vocabularies)’

A rather innocuous item in the State Library collections is entitled “Reports to the Commissioner of Police and others, on Queensland aboriginal peoples 1898-1903” by W E Roth FILM 0714 Inside this item is a veritable treasure trove of language and cultural material from the turn of the Twentieth Century from Central Queensland through to Far … Read more