Content tagged with Indigenous Australian Languages

Strengthening Australia’s First Languages

AIATSIS CEO Craig Ritchie and FLA Manager Faith Baisden sign the MOU. Photo AIATSIS Increased access to language materials, and collaboration...

News - 7 Jul 2017

Searching for Something About Emus

In 2001 the Bininj (Aboriginal) ecologist Dean Yibarbuk was working on a project about the decline of emu populations in western Arnhem Land. This...

Blog post - 5 Jul 2017

Arthur Capell and language codes

For many years, AIATSIS has been looking after Arthur Capell’s archive of over 230 reels that contain language recordings. Among these are...

Blog post - 11 Oct 2016

Archival finding aids and discoverability

Archives, or manuscript collections, form over time.  In the process, a structure develops, a shape which reflects the way the content has been...

Blog post - 4 Oct 2016

Literacy in language

The AIATSIS Australian Indigenous Languages Collection was established in 1981. It contains over 4300 titles and was placed on the UNESCO Australian...

Blog post - 14 Sep 2016

ASP book launch - Pictures From My Memory

Introduced and edited by Professor Laurent Dousset, Pictures From My Memory was launched Tuesday 17 May 2016 at the Australian National University by...

Gallery - 23 May 2016

Pictures From My Memory: My story as a Ngaatjatjarra woman

Born in the bush at the time of first contact between her family and White Australians, Pictures From My Memory is the compelling...

News - 23 May 2016

National Indigenous Languages Survey Report 2005

In 2004 AIATSIS was commissioned by the Commonwealth Government (through the then Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts,...

Publication or resource - 19 Feb 2016

Language revitalisation on the agenda in Inner Mongolia

Dr Marmion with a singer of traditional Mongolian ‘throat-singing’ (or khoomei) receiving a free lesson. Dr Doug Marmion, Research Fellow,...

News - 23 Jul 2015

Ngunawal language revival project

Ngunawal community members and linguists from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) first met in early...

Research project - 17 Jul 2015

Old Man’s story: The last thoughts of Kakadu Elder Bill Neidjie

Old Man’s story shares the remarkable story of one of Australia’s most respected elders and traditional land owners, ‘Big Bill’ Neidjie. This new...

News - 1 Jul 2015

AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia

Move your cursor over any area of the map to reveal the 'magnifying glass' circle. Scroll your mouse wheel to zoom in or out within the magnifying...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

Rediscovering the Palawa Language: Jodie Dowd

Unique treasures from the past can be uncovered through collections that are donated to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

School children benefit from language revival

Fraser Primary School teacher Carolyn Stolfa and Rebecca King leading the Ngunawal language class. An Indigenous language of the...

News - 19 May 2015

Sharing knowledge on Mother Language Day

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) through its digitisation program has unearthed the historically...

News - 2 Mar 2015

Children are Ngunawal Language Group's first priority

The Ngaiyuriija Ngunawal Language Group. L to R back row: Glen Freeman, Tammy Muscat, Josh Channell, Tyronne Bell, Rebecca King, Tegan Denny. Front...

News - 12 Dec 2014