Language Keepers: Preserving the Indigenous Languages of the Pacific - Completed
at Theatre, Lower Ground Floor
Saturday, 9 February 2019 from 9:30 AM - Sunday, 10 February 2019 to 5:00 PM + Add to calendar09/02/2019 09:3010/02/2019 17:00Australia/SydneyLanguage Keepers: Preserving the Indigenous Languages of the PacificLanguage Keepers: Preserving the Indigenous Languages of the Pacific Saturday, 9 February 2019 from 9:30 AM - Sunday, 10 February 2019 to 5:00 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time) Organiser Bookings Officer XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Address Theatre, Lower Ground Floor Parkes Pl W Canberra ACT 2600 Australia Event web page: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/79798/language_keepers_preserving_the_indigenous_languages_of_the_pacific.aspxTheatre, Lower Ground Floor
Parkes Pl W
Canberra ACT 2600
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A National Library of Australia Conference
Wordlists were recorded on Cook’s three Pacific voyages, and these are invaluable sources for historians and First Nations peoples today. They show people coming together, trying to make themselves understood, and trying to understand each other.
Over two days, experts from Australia and the Pacific will reveal how European travellers recorded the languages of the Pacific, and how the revitalisation of Indigenous languages is supporting cultural practice and healing.
Language Keepers: Preserving the Indigenous Languages of the Pacific will demonstrate the important work being undertaken by many organisations and communities in this sphere, and celebrate the many examples of revitalisation of Indigenous languages of Australia and the Pacific.
The conference will be opened with a keynote address by award-winning writer Professor Kim Scott, focusing on his involvement with the Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project. The full program will be released in early January 2019.
Language Keepers: Preserving the Indigenous Languages of the Pacific is both the closing event of the National Library of Australia’s exhibition, Cook and the Pacific, and the first event presented by the Library in association with the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages
While morning and afternoon tea are provided as part of your conference ticket, participants will need to make their own arrangements for lunch each day.
As the National Library’s Bookplate restaurant is usually very busy on weekends, Bookplate is offering a pre-order healthy takeaway lunch menu for conference participants only, which can be collected from Paperplate Café (Level LG1) on the day – just present your online order receipt.
Menu options are:
- ·Quinoa salad bowl with yuzu wasabi dressing
- ·Poke bowl with crispy marinated tofu
- ·Poke bowl with smoked salmon
To take advantage of this pre-order option, please order online at https://lunchpacks.eventbrite.com.au by 5pm, Thursday 7 February.
Image: Wordlist from Nootka Sound (Vancouver Island), North Pacific, f.413r in James Cook (1728–1779), Journal (1776–1779), British Library, London, Egerton MS 2177 A © British Library Board
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