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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

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

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

Indigenous Literacy Day 2019

Wednesday 4 September is Indigenous Literacy Day – a national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy; as well as raising awareness of the need to improve literacy levels among Indigenous children. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation has a range of projects and activities to support literacy development; one of the most popular being the … Read more

2019 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES: WORD OF THE WEEK – WEEK THIRTY-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 Thirty-Three is giz nur [pronounced ghiz noor], from … Read more

2019 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES: WORD OF THE WEEK – WEEK TWENTY-SIX.

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-Six is bi akarida [pronounced be arka-reeda], from … 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 TWENTY-TWO.

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-Two is Tadaisa netat berda [pronounced Tar-dai-sa net-at … Read more