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“Imagine being the last person to know a language spoken for thousands of years.”

Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages is a free thought-provoking exhibition about the survival and revival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. Over 125 Queensland languages were once spoken, now approximately 50 of these remain spoken daily. Join the journey of six Queensland communities saving their traditional languages.

State Library celebrates the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Spoken is a Free Exhibition 21 Nov - 19 Apr 2020 slq Gallery, level 2 Spoken #slqspoken
 
Songspirals
Songspirals

Songspirals

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Gay'wu Group of Women

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'We want you to come with us on our journey, our journey of songspirals. Songspirals are the essence of people in this land, the essence of every clan. We belong to the land and it belongs to us. We sing to the land, sing about the land. We are that land. It sings to us.' Aboriginal Australian cultures are the oldest living cultures on earth and at the heart of Aboriginal cultures is song. These ancient narratives of landscape have often been described as a means of navigating across vast distances without a map, but they are much, much more than this. Songspirals are sung by Aboriginal people to awaken Country, to make and remake the life-giving connections between people and place. Songspirals are radically different ways of understanding the relationship people can have with the landscape. For Yolngu people from North East Arnhem Land, women and men play different roles in bringing songlines to life, yet the vast majority of what has been published is about men's place in songlines. Songspirals is a rare opportunity for outsiders to experience Aboriginal women's role in crying the songlines in a very authentic and direct form.

ISBN: 9781760633219
Author: Gay'wu Group of Women
Publication date: 05/08/2019
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Dimension: 234mm X 153mm

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