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Join us for monthly webinar sessions which will provide an overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language resources from State Library collections, including our online interactive languages map.
Indigenous Languages Coordinator, Desmond Crump, will lead the sessions to help raise community awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages across Queensland and will guide you through State Library’s resources that support language revival.
Different topics will be explored as well as several guest speakers to share their language knowledge; a proposed schedule for the series is as follows:
7 Sep 2020
Researching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages at State Library of Queensland – an overview of the resources held at the State Library and how to access and use them for your language.
6 Oct 2020
State Library Interactive Languages Map – a walk-through demonstration of the Interactive Languages Map which features ~155 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland.
2 Nov 2020
Meston Papers – Archibald Meston was the Southern Protector of Aborigines under the Protection Act; the papers are a silver lining to that dark era and hold rich gems on Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
Need to know
This online event is free to attend and will run via Zoom. Details on how to join the event will be provided on registration.
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Part of Old words, new ways: continuing the language journey showcase in kuril dhagun. Opening soon.
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kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library