First Nations Language Collection

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There are over 150 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language groups in Queensland. The Queensland State Archives Languages Project aims to support First Nations communities to record and revive traditional languages across the state. The project involves identifying, researching, digitising, and making available archival records that contain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. Transcription of the records is done in consultation with specific communities who are managing language programs and initiatives. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that these documents may contain the names of people who have died. This collection also contains copies of historical documents, records and newspaper articles that can often include offensive and derogatory terms which are unacceptable today.


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First Nations Words, People, Places