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Melbourne Connect - Superfloor (Level M)

700 Swanston Street

Carlton, VIC 3053

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The 50 Words Project is an online research project that aims to put together 50 words from every Indigenous language in Australia.

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This project from the Research Unit for Indigenous Language is intended to be a useful resource for schools and educational organisations to learn 50 words in their local languages, and for the general public to discover the diversity of languages around Australia.

Come and see 50 Words in action on the screen on the Melbourne Connect Superfloor and hear from Associate Professor Nick Thieberger on how the project came together. You'll have the chance to ask questions and perhaps learn a few words (or even contribute yourself!).

Australian Indigenous languages have many thousands of words but we are displaying just some on this site, with audio or video.

The 50 Words Project is led by the Research Unit for Indigenous Language at the University of Melbourne, and funded by the Duncan Leary Trust for Australian Indigenous Languages.

All words, audio, and video recordings are provided by language speakers and are included with permission.

For more information see the project website. https://50words.online/

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This event is part of the inaugural Innovation Week at Melbourne Connect, a multi-day festival celebrating the people, projects, and possibilities becoming reality from within the University of Melbourne's new innovation precinct.

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Melbourne Connect - Superfloor (Level M)

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The vision for Melbourne Connect is to place highest calibre research, industry, entrepreneurs, higher degree students and other elite thinkers in a single purpose-built precinct. It is a new model for collaborative innovation within the STEM disciplines.

The people, place and program at Melbourne Connect is designed to foster the type of collaboration that can expedite and amplify innovation. It is a project where all participants will be deeply engaged to find innovative solutions for our future challenges and enabled to contribute to the greater wellbeing of societies globally.

Melbourne Connect is led by the University of Melbourne, in partnership with a consortium led by Lendlease. Construction has commenced, opening 2021.

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