Rediscovering Indigenous Languages
These Indigenous languages materials are being made available to assist access to the collections identified in the Rediscovering Indigenous languages project.
The Rediscovering Indigenous Languages site features historic word lists, records and other documents relating to Indigenous Australian languages from the State Library’s collections.
About the transcriptions
Visitors to the transcription website should be aware that the transcripts are a copy of the original document, and as such, may contain words or spelling that are not consistent with current understanding of language documentation.
Some lists may also record words and meanings inaccurately.
These items are written mostly in diary or journal format, and contain general information about Aboriginal people and communities, including references to language. In making these items accessible, we will be developing a quality assurance workflow that will seek feedback from experts where appropriate.
We are still in the process of consulting with communities about the collection items, and welcome feedback as the project develops. If you would like more information on the project please contact our Indigenous Services team.