The Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages contains thousands of books in Australian Aboriginal languages produced in the Northern Territory during the era of bilingual education and digitised with permission for public access.
The archive contains books in over 25 Indigenous languages from 20 different communities, and includes traditional stories, language instruction, histories, songs, experience stories, ethno-scientific texts and others.
Access to the archive is available here: cdu.edu.au/laal
Hosted by the Northern Institute: cdu.edu.au/the-northern-institute
The archive was launched by the Dr Tom Calma, recently inaugurated Chancellor of the University of Canberra and was accompanied by a talk by Professor Michael Christie of the Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University entitled ‘Aboriginal languages, literatures and technologies in the Northern Territory since the1970s’.
The talk is a reflection on Professor Christie’s over 40 years involvement with bilingual education, linguistics and literature production in the NT, and the ways in which Aboriginal philosophies and pedagogies have influenced the production and use of literature over the years.
Her Honour the Honourable Sally Thomas AC Administrator of the Northern Territory
Speakers (in order)
Mr Patrick Gregory – Director, Northern Territory Library
Professor Ruth Wallace – Director, Northern Institute
Ms Bilawara Lee – Welcome to Country
Professor Michael Christie – Professorial Research Fellow, Northern Institute
Professor Sharon Bell – Deputy Vice-Chancellor, CDU
Dr Tom Calma AO – Chancellor of the University of Canberra
For more information contact the Northern Institute
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CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY
Darwin, Northern Territory 0909 AUSTRALIA
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