Rita Metzenrath

Position: 
Senior Collections Officer

Rita Metzenrath is the Senior Collections Officer at AIATSIS and has had previous roles as the Reference Librarian. Rita has a particular interest in Indigenous Astronomy, Indigenous military service and the cultures of the Torres Straits.

Blog posts by this author

Etching by Gustav Muetzel after Blandowski, Haddon Library, Cambridge.

The AFL's Aboriginal Origins

Sport

26 May 2017

“In playing a game at ball which they kicked about - the different totems present two different sides and there were men and women on each side eg Garchuka men and women against Wurant men and women. Johnny remembers that he, his mother, and her mother...

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Laying wreaths to commemorate those killed in Frontier Wars

Protecting Country, Serving Nation

War ServiceCeremoniesFrontier conflictNew ZealandANZAC DayBlack Diggers

5 May 2017

In a tranquil and reflective bush setting on the slopes of Mount Ainslie just behind the massive Byzantine Revival style of the Australian War Memorial is a small plaque on a lichen covered rock outcrop which reads: "Remembering the Aboriginal...

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