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Blog post from Tuesday, 12 August, 2014

Connecting with community: Aboriginal Language Lists visit the Singleton Library

The State Library of NSW visited the Singleton Library on the 4 August 2014, to meet with members of the local Aboriginal community for a special viewing of Aboriginal word lists. The word lists relating to the local Wonnarua community, were touring the area as part of the Library’s Far Out!: Treasures to the Bush program.

The word lists that travelled to the Hunter Region belong to a collection of papers created by the Royal Anthropological Society of Australasia. They include survey forms and correspondence received regarding Aboriginal placenames, 1899 - 1903, 1921 - 1926.