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CLOSED: Spoken

March 3 9:00 am - April 19 5:00 pm

Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages is a free thought-provoking exhibition about the survival and revival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. It’s impossible for most of us to imagine being the last person alive to know a language as ancient as those spoken by Australia’s first peoples, but languages die out every day. Over 125 Queensland languages were once spoken, now approximately 50 of these remain spoken daily. Spoken presents an alternative retelling of the prevailing colonial narrative – placing rare historical records alongside the inspiring work of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities who tell their own language stories through art, song, and creativity.

Event Details

Start: March 3, 2020Time: 9:00 am
Ends: April 19, 2020Time: 5:00 pm


State Library of Queensland
07 3840 7768


State Library of Queensland: Stanley Place
SOUTH BRISBANE, Queensland 4101 Australia

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