On Wednesday 20 November, 2019, approximately 150 guests celebrated the official opening of Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages on the Queensland Terrace at the State Library of Queensland. The exhibition is part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
After the opening formalities, guests were able to view the exhibition at their leisure. It was a wonderful evening of celebration of languages as well as a time for reflection on the fragile nature of languages. The exhibition provides an overview of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language with a deep dive into several languages including Kala Lagaw Ya, Meriam Mir, Wik Mungkan, Yuwibara, Yarluyandi, Wangkangurru, Bidjara and Yugambeh.
- Category: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages
- Thematic area: Promotion
- Call topics: Intergenerational transmission
- Major objective: Thematic areas: Promotion
- Area of intervention: Growth and development through elaboration of new knowledge