Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre
Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre was established to collect evidence of the language, history and culture of the traditional Aborigines of the Yugambeh language region. It also serves as the regional languages centre for southern Queensland supporting language revival in south east and south west Queensland.
The centre has carried out research over the past 12 years, producing a dictionary of Yugambeh language and a number of teaching resources. The centre has developed language awareness and other programs, linking with many of the schools, Government and community organisations in and around the Gold Coast, Beenleigh and Beaudesert area.
The Yugambeh Museum has a library of more than 3000 books, journals, maps, audio and video tapes which are held in a reserve collection and made available to visitors at the Museum. Yugambeh Museum also conduct a range of language projects across the Southern Queensland region which are highlighted on their website. One of their innovative projects is the development of a Yugambeh Language App which has been expanded to include languages from South-East Queensland as well Gunggari (Mitchell) and Gudang (Cape York).
Yugambeh Museum are also actively involved in a number of cultural tourism projects across the region through the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Dreamworld, Gold Coast City Council and other partners.
Languages that are spoken or have been spoken in the area covered by this centre are listed below. The links show State Library of Queensland holdings on this subject.
- Kabi Kabi
- Kamilaroi / Gamilaraay
- Waka Waka
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