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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

2016 Indigenous Languages Residency

SLQ Collection Items.

As part of its Indigenous Languages Strategy, the State Library of Queensland is hosting an Indigenous Languages Residency at the State Library in Brisbane from 6-10 June 2016. The Indigenous Languages Residency is valued up to $5,000 to cover travel and accommodation costs associated with the Residency. The successful applicant/s will utilise State Library’s collections … Read more

Indigenous Language maps

South-east Queensland, Watson Papers OM73-20.

A common query at the State Library relates to language areas or locations of where Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages were traditionally spoken. Within the collections,  State Library holds a range of cartographic resources such as tribal or language maps that are valuable sources for researchers interested in the Indigenous cultural heritage of Queensland. … Read more