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Conservation of Indigenous Language Cards

Conservation of Indigenous Language Cards

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2 Sep 2019 Rhonda Smith, James Campbell

The Ken Hale language cards in the AIATSIS Collection number over 3500 and help document various Indigenous languages from the remote regions of Australia.

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Arthur Capell and language codes

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11 Oct 2016 Dr Kazuko Obata

For many years, AIATSIS has been looking after Arthur Capell’s archive of over 230 reels that contain language recordings.

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Literacy in language

AIATSIS linguists Amanda Lissarrague (Collections – Print) and Rhonda Smith (Collections – Audio) with visitor Dr Ray Kelly, University of Newcastle

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14 Sep 2016 Amanda Lissarrague

The AIATSIS Australian Indigenous Languages Collection was established in 1981.

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