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Indigenous Languages Residency – 2018

This is the sixth year [2018] that State Library of Queensland has hosted a Language Residency with 18 past participants researching 20+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. Outcomes from recent residencies have been documented and shared on their return to community. Residents undertake research into their nominated language(s) using materials in State Library’s collections. … Read more

Indigenous Languages Forum – Rockhampton

Three kuril dhagun staff headed to Rockhampton last month for the Binbi Wadyabay: Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Forum to present and attend as delegates. Under the theme of binbi wadyabay (good talking), attendees from across Queensland discussed the formation of a Queensland Government languages policy. The two-day program included a Kalaw Kawaw … 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

Residents explore SLQ collections

2016 Indigenous Languages Residents.

The 2016 Indigenous Languages Residency was another successful research event held recently at the State Library of Queensland. For a week in June, four community members from across Queensland were able to access SLQ’s heritage collections to assist their community language work. This year, State Library was able to offer four residencies as previous experience has shown … Read more

Researching Indigenous Languages

Recently, the State Library held an Indigenous Languages Research Discovery Workshop allowing community language workers from across Queensland to access the State Library collections. This is an annual event which supports the ongoing documentation and preservation of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. We hosted 22 language workers from the NPA to South-East Queensland. … 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