Indigenous languages

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors are kindly advised that this website includes images, sounds and names of people who have passed.

All users should be aware that some topics or historical content may be culturally sensitive, offensive or distressing, and that some images may contain nudity or are of people not yet identified. Certain words, terms or descriptions may reflect the author's/creator's attitude or that of the period in which they were written, but are now considered inappropriate in today's context.

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New South Wales

Language resources for New South Wales

Hidden gems

Watch this video, Hidden Gems:The Role of Libraries & Archives in Cultural Revitalisation to learn more about reviving Indigenous languages.  

Rediscovering indigenous languages

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The word lists of Indigenous languages in these resources were compiled by non-Indigenous explorers, surveyors, first settlers, missionaries, anthropologists and linguists. There may be inaccuracies or errors in translation.