Many early Australian history sources include accounts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and significant documentation about Indigenous languages.
This includes Indigenous languages recorded by expeditioners on Cook’s voyages. These historical insights still have relevance to the revival and maintenance of Australia’s languages.
Hear more from experts Dr Susannah Helman, Hollie Gill, Paul Diamond and Ray Ingrey who presented at the Language Keepers: Preserving Indigenous Languages conference held at the National Library of Australia. A timely discussion in this International Year of Indigenous Languages.