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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Greetings.

Did you know that State Library has compiled over 115 greetings from 91 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages across Queensland? In 2014, the original “Say G’day” initiative, State Library compiled an initial twenty-five greetings. As part of State Library’s commitment to the International Year of Indigenous Languages, a new resource guide for “Say G’day … Read more

Lutheran Archive language books from Hope Vale, Bloomfield River State School now online

As avid supporters of the International Year of Indigenous Languages celebrations, State Library of Queensland and the Lutheran Archives entered into a partnership to digitise and to provide online access to Aboriginal language children’s booklets created in the 1970s. These charming booklets, with titles such as Kija [Crabs], Wambiji [Platypus] and Kuku Ngujuji [Funny Stories] … Read more

Indigenous Languages Research Discovery Workshop (24-26 February 2014)

As part of State Library’s Indigenous Languages project, an Indigenous Languages Research Discovery Workshop was held in the JOL Reading Room from 24-26 February. This event drew together 20 participants from across Queensland to research the State Library collections as well as share ideas and network about language revival in Queensland communities. The workshop participants … Read more

Indigenous Languages Research Discovery Workshop February 2014

The State Library will be hosting an Indigenous Languages Research Discovery Workshop from 24-26 February. Since 2009, State Library has conducted seven (7) Research Discovery Workshops – this represents over 150 participants researching 85+ Queensland languages! This event is aimed at language workers and community members who are currently working/have an interest in traditional languages … Read more

Researching Languages at the State Library of NSW

Researcher at Work (SLNSW Instagram)

In October, I was fortunate to spend a week researching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages at the State Library of New South Wales. I was particularly interested in identifying any items relating to the pre-1859 colonial period when Moreton Bay was administered through Sydney. SLNSW has a current digitisation project Rediscovering Indigenous Languages which … Read more

Indigenous Languages Map of Queensland

As part of State Library’s Indigenous Languages Project, a new online-interactive resource has been developed to assist language workers and community members. The Indigenous Languages Map of Queensland is a research tool which identifies items in State Library collections relating to Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. Using a Google Maps platform, languages can … Read more