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Launch of the Bates Online project, 12 June, National Library of Australia

Archiving, Nick Thieberger

Date: 1 June 2018

Please join us for the launch of the Bates Online project! The database of Bates vocabularies of Australian languages will be launched by Dr Clint Bracknell, following a welcome by the Director of the National Library of Australia, Dr.Marie-Louise Ayres.

Digital Database Launch


Daisy Bates organised the collection of many Western Australian Indigenous vocabularies from the early 1900s onwards. For the first time, this collection is accessible and searchable online, the contents no longer confined to papers housed inside collecting institutions. The Bates Online Project presents 21,000 pages of vocabularies from this collection as images linked to some 4,000 pages of typescript.

Supported by the Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, the Australian Research Council, the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language and the National Library of Australia.

Tuesday 12 June, 4pm-5pm
National Library of Australia Conference Room, free

Bookings essential
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or 02 6262 1111

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