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Stacks of languages - talking about the project at AIATSIS

The Rediscovering Indigenous Languages project has been the topic for two recent seminars delivered at the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) in Canberra.

On 20th February, Professor Michael Walsh discussed his prelimary findings from the research phase of the project. He has uncovered a wealth of material (including previously unknown items) relating to over 100 languages around the country.

On 19th March, Ronald Briggs and Melissa Jackson, Indigenous Services Librarians, delivered a presentation on the upcoming phase of the project - the description, cataloguing, preservation and digitisation of the wordlists identified during the research phase.

Both presentations can be viewed via the AIATSIS website (seminars 2 & 4).