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International membership boosts accessibility to resources

6 Aug 2020

An international membership will enhance AIATSIS' capacity and capability to preserve materials for future generations.

Umpithamu dictionary

First ever Umpithamu dictionary published

3 Aug 2020

The first comprehensive dictionary of a Cape York language to be published in over two decades has been released.

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Family History Month 2020

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

To celebrate Family History Month this August, AIATSIS are hosting two free online event

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National Native Title Conference 2020

Monday, 19 October 2020

The 2020 National Native Title Conference has been cancelled due to COVID-19.



Find out about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, history, culture, and rights.

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Finding your family

We can help you with your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history search.

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Use the collection

There are many ways to use the AIATSIS collection, and they don't all involve visiting us in Canberra.

AIATSIS Building

Work with us

Find out how you can get involved with a world-renowned research, collecting and publishing organisation.

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Research publications

Peer-reviewed books, papers, journals and other research publications.

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Native Title and land ownership

We protect the Native Title and traditional ownership of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through research and policy advice.

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AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia

The map depicts the language, tribal or nation groups of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia.

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Indigenous Australian flags

The history behind the Aboriginal flag and the Torres Strait Islander flag.

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Aboriginal Studies Press

Visit the AIATSIS publishing arm, Aboriginal Studies Press.

Our vision is a world in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ knowledge and cultures are recognised, respected, celebrated and valued.