News

2014

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Remembering the future

1 Aug 2014

In Remembering the Future Dr Melinda Hinkson rewrites our perceptions of when the Aboriginal art movement began. Her research shows that the drawings in this book predate Papunya paintings by two decades.

The tiny tintype photograph of a young Indigenous woman could be the oldest original photograph in the Institute’s 650 000 strong photographic collection.

Newest acquisition a first for AIATSIS

29 Jul 2014

The newest item in the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies’ (AIATSIS) collection, a stamp sized tintype photograph, is the first of its type held by the Institute.

(L-R) Dr Lisa Strelein, Grace Koch, AIATSIS Deputy Principal Michelle Patterson and AIATSTS Principal Russell Taylor

AIATSIS farewells a friend

24 Jul 2014

After nearly 40 years with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), ethnomusicologist and sound archivist of national and world renown, Grace Koch retired this month.

Picture of an eel trap

Entries now open for 2015 Stanner Award

23 Jul 2014

Sponsored by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, the 2015 Stanner Award for an academic manuscript by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander author is now open for entries.

Thousands turned out on a cold but clear Canberra day for the annual NAIDOC on the Peninsula festival.

ACT Community embraces NAIDOC on the Peninsula

11 Jul 2014

Thousands of Canberrans flocked to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies’ (AIATSIS) annual NAIDOC on the Peninsula event on a cool but sunny Sunday to start the week of NAIDOC celebrations.

John Paul Janke showing some guests some of the AIATSIS Collections

AIATSIS Treasures on Display for NAIDOC Tour

10 Jul 2014

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) opened its doors to ten lucky members of the public for a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of its priceless collections and preservation work during NAIDOC...

Dr Fiona Paisley holding her book The Lone Protestor

The Lone Protestor wins Magarey Medal for Biography

10 Jul 2014

Written by Historian Dr Fiona Paisley and published by Aboriginal Studies Press (ASP), The Lone Protestor was announced as winner of the 2014 Magarey Medal for Biography.

Ngunawal Language Group

Children are Ngunawal Language Group's first priority

9 Jul 2014

Children in the ACT and surrounding region will soon be able to learn one of the traditional Aboriginal languages spoken in the Canberra region.

Collage of collection materials

A new cataloguing standard for AIATSIS

7 Jul 2014

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) has implemented a new cataloguing standard describing materials held in our collections. 

Professor Dodson and indigenous art expert brenda croft at the unveiling of the artwork

Artist Gordon Bennett’s Legacy Lives On

7 Jul 2014

The passing of Indigenous artist Gordon Bennett is a great loss to Australia’s contemporary art scene, but his legacy lives on at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).

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