Launch of Indigenous Voices of Queensland

Image: Brisbane River pattern from A Guidance Through Time by Quandamooka artists Casey Coolwell and Kyra Mancktelow. The Brisbane River and its patterns represent our Pursuit of excellence. Within the River are tools used by Aboriginal people to teach, gather, hunt and protect.

Indigenous Voices of Queensland

Indigenous Voices of Queensland is an online resource created by the Library to preserve and improve public access to audio recordings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people speaking Indigenous languages from across Queensland. The resource features recordings made during the 1960s and 1970s by linguists and anthropologists Elwyn Flint, Bruce Rigsby and Bruce Sommer.

Indigenous Voices of Queensland is being launched within the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages. We hope this resource will help to deepen knowledge of First Nation languages and assist communities with language recovery and education.

Launch details

Date: Thursday 11 July 2019

Time: 5.30pm for 6-7pm

Venue: Fryer Library, Level 4, Duhig Tower (2), UQ St Lucia

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Last updated:
5 July 2019