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Queensland Narrating Service is one of a handful of non-profit organisations in Australia which produce audio material for people with print disabilities. Queensland Narrating Service acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land in which we live and work. We pay respect to them and their elders, both past and present.

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2019 was the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages and Queensland Narrating Service collaborated on the Indigenous voices: Our Words, Our Stories Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages project with Logan City Council Libraries who received funding from State Library of Queensland and Telstra under the Deadly Digital communities funding. Over ten months participants explored a different Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language culminating in the recording of 11 language stories, which offer a unique local insight into language, heritage and knowledge, captured at this moment in time by community members.Guided by Robert Ah Wing, project co-ordinator, and guest language speakers, community members were invited to share their language and knowledge through the spoken word. QNS provided digital recording equipment and training to Robert and Cheryl so that they could facilitate the recording and assist those who wished to record their stories. QNS also provided the post-recording sound production, editing and digital mastering of the audio files that have been made available as podcasts, with visual overlays, from the Logan Libraries website.

Our words, our stories podcast series recorded by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who live, work or perform in the City of Logan. Please follow the link to listen to the wonderful stories, captured at this moment in time.

Click here to listen to Our words, our stories

Queensland Narrating Service acknowledges that language heritage and knowledge always remains with the Traditional Owners, Elders, language custodians and other community members of the respective language Nation.

Here are some of the latest books added to the catalogue:
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Ninety years after they were thought to have died heroically in the Great War, the stretcher-bearer Simpson and his donkey journey through country Victoria, performing minor miracles and surviving on offerings left at war memorials. They are making their twenty-ninth, and perhaps final, attempt to find the country’s famed Inland Sea. Click to continue…

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For more than two thousand years the world’s great minds have argued about the true essence of time. Is it finite or infinite? Is it continuous or discrete? Does it flow like a river or is it granular, proceeding in small bits like sand trickling through an hourglass? And most immediately, what is the present?


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In 1934, Melbourne’s Lord Mayor announced a London-to-Melbourne air race to celebrate his city’s centenary.

The audacious plan captured imaginations across the globe: newspapers and magazines everywhere were filled with it; the world’s pilots scrambled to get sponsorship; and the organisers scrambled to get the rules straight and permission to fly in foreign air space.Sixty-four entrants from eleven countries signed up, but only twenty planes eventually took off on 20 October 1934. The winner arrived in Melbourne seventy-one hours later—but three planes crashed and two pilots died in the attempt.

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Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault.

Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares her life and calls women to action through deeply personal stories from her life that she’s never written about before.

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