The Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages is a digital archive of endangered literature in Australian Indigenous languages from around the Northern Territory.
This is a living archive, with connections to the people and communities where the books were created. This will allow for collaborative research work with the Indigenous authorities and communities.
There are already hundreds of items in 25 languages from all over the NT. Click on the map to enter the archive.
Stage one involved collecting books from the various Literature Production Centres at schools which had bilingual education programs. These books were catalogued and digitised, and with permission from the original creators, uploaded to this website.
Stage two involves four strands:
- ‘Search and rescue’ – finding materials in NT languages by Indigenous authors
- Community engagement – tailoring collections for local use
- Classroom engagement – using archived materials in schools
- Academic engagement – linking students and researchers with language authorities for collaborative work
Give us feedback on the archive
ARC LIEF LE120100016 and LE140100063
Authorised by: Project manager, Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages
Feedback | ABN 54 093 513 649
CRICOS Provider No: 00300K (NT) CRICOS Provider No: 03286A(NSW)
In the spirit of respect, the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages acknowledges the traditional owners of the land and seas of Australia, of elders past and present on whose land we work.