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Accession 6341: Dr Wilhelm Lorenz Rechnitz Papers, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

In 2006 the State Library of Queensland received an extensive collection of correspondence, personal papers, photographs and scholarly articles of Dr Wilhelm Rechnitz (1899-1979). Wilhelm Lorenz Rechnitz was a German citizen born in Cottbus, southeast of Berlin, on 24 October 1899. In the mid 1930s he was living in England, working as a teacher and … Read more

NPA Cultural Festival

Many Cultures One Spirit was the theme for the recent Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) Cultural Festival. This inaugural event was hosted by the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council (NPARC) and drew together participants from the Torres Strait and Cape York as well as the local communities. The program celebrated the diverse cultures across the five communities of the … Read more

Indigenous Languages Blog Launched

The State Library has launched a new Indigenous Languages Blog! This space will be a portal for State Library, IKCs, Indigenous Language Centres, Community Language Workers and others to share and network about Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. The Categories for the Blog reflect some of the key themes for Indigenous languages: Resources, … 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 Indigenous Languages at AIATSIS

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

I was fortunate to spend a week researching the collections at AIATSIS for material relating to Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. AIATSIS is located in Canberra and is the peak collecting institution for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, with a particular attention on cultures, languages, histories and lifestyles. Their collections include historical and … 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