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National Reconciliation Week 2018

The week of 27 May to 3 June 2018 is National Reconciliation Week, an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories and lifestyles. During the week, Reconciliation Australia invites all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation. … 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

NAIDOC Week 2017: Our Languages Matter

The recent announcement of the 2017 NAIDOC Week theme has generated interest in schools and communities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. NAIDOC Week provides schools, community organisations, libraries and individuals with an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. This year’s NAIDOC Week theme highlights the importance of … Read more

New version of Yugambeh Language App!

Yugambeh App logo [Yugambeh Museum website]

Just in time for NAIDOC 2016, Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre has launched the latest version of their language app which features seven (7) Queensland Aboriginal languages as well as ‘how to say g’day’ in 50+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. In April 2014, the Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre at Beenleigh … Read more

International Mother Language Day 21 February

International Mother Language Day.

This Sunday 21 February marks the seventeenth International Mother Language Day! The day was established in 1999 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and aims to promote multiculturalism and linguistic diversity. Each year there is a theme to highlight multilingualism – for 2016, the theme ‘Quality education, languages of instruction and learning … Read more

State Library at Yugambeh Mobo Festival

Yugambeh Mobo.

Yugambeh Mobo Festival is an annual event hosted by Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre designed to connect non-Indigenous Australians with bush food, stories, music, language, art and culture of South-East Queensland. State Library of Queensland staff travelled to the Gold Coast to share and promote Indigenous language resources, digital art workshops, Indigenous books, information … Read more

Say G’day

State Library of Queensland, in partnership with Yugambeh Museum Language & Heritage Research Centre, language centres and other community language groups has developed the Say g’day in an Indigenous Language initiative for NAIDOC Week 2014. We’re excited about this initiative and invite language groups and community organisations throughout Queensland to get on board and Say … Read more