BAYALA - Out of the vaults

21 & 28 January

A rare collection of items relating to the history of Sydney language
State Library of NSW
Gallery Room
Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000

14*, 21 & 28 January at 2pm

90 mins
State Library of NSW / Australia


Bayala means ‘speak’ in local language.

It’s a sharing and celebration of the Indigenous heritage of Sydney and the growing movement to reawaken local language. Working with local Eora and Darug community leaders and language experts, classes, talks, an installation and a mass choral performance have been developed to celebrate the local language of the Sydney area.

Get up close and personal with rare collection items relating to the history of Sydney language. Be one of the few to lay eyes on these records rarely seen by the public.

*An additional Out of the Vaults event on Saturday 14 January will be open for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community registration only. Limited spaces are also available on 21st and 28th January. For more information and for community registration call 1300 856 876.

Photo: Prudence Upton

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  • January 21, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    January 28, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
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