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2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Word of the Week – Week Forty-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. This week’s word is nhani [pronounced nah-nee] from the Garaynbal language of Central Queensland. It means … Read more

Spoken: Resource Lounge

One of the features of Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages is a Resource Lounge at the end of the exhibition space for visitors to explore the collections and languages in more depth. This space is a quiet area to reflect on the exhibition and the many stories of Queensland languages. Some of the significant items featured … Read more

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Map.

Visitors to the Spoken: Celebrating Queensland Languages exhibition Resource Lounge may have noticed a refreshed version of the State Library Indigenous languages resources map. The primary focus of the map is to connect community members, researchers and general public with items in the collection relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.  In addition to … 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

Journal of the HMS Endeavour, 1768-1771.

“Holograph journal, written entirely in James Cook’s hand, of the voyage of H.M.S. Endeavour during which Cook discovered eastern Australia and circumnavigated New Zealand.” This somewhat innocuous description understates the significance of one of the highlights of the Spoken exhibition. James Cook joined the Royal Navy in 1755 and steadily advanced through the ranks. In … Read more

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Research Discovery Workshop: 17-21 February 2020.

The State Library of Queensland will be hosting their annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Research Discovery Workshop at the State Library in Brisbane to coincide with the Minya Birran languages forum in February 2020. This workshop aims to enhance the research skills and knowledge of community language workers and support their ongoing language … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Word of the Week – Week Forty-Four.

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 mija [pronounced mee-jah] from the Dyirbal language of North Queensland. It means … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Word of the Week – Week Forty-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. This week’s word is thirra [pronounced thee-rah with a rolled ‘r’] from the Muruwari language of … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Word of the Week – Week Thirty-Nine.

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 of the week is nyilung [pronounced nee-a-lung with ‘ny’ and ‘ng’ being single … Read more