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Kuril

Local Brisbane historian Dr Ray Kerkhove has brought to my attention the uncertainty around the meaning of the word ‘kuril’. The popular or commonly accepted meaning is that of the white-tailed water rat; hence Kurilpa = place of the white-tailed water rat. Kurilpa Point and the Kurilpa bridge also bears the name as well as … 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

Wordlists from Commonwealth Games venues

State Library of Queensland has been compiling a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language wordlists from historical items in the collections and making these available to communities and language workers via the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages webpages. The State Library of Queensland acknowledges that the language heritage and knowledge of these wordlists … Read more

NAIDOC Week 2015

NAIDOC Week 2015.

NAIDOC Week’s theme for 2015 “We all stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate” highlights the ongoing spiritual connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to land and sea. It also provides a focus for schools, communities, IKCs and libraries to celebrate Indigenous culture and language. Connection to country also reinforces the connection of language … 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