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2018 National Native Title Conference

6 Jun 2018

This year’s theme, ‘Many Laws: One Land’, acknowledges that at any one place in Australia, different systems of Indigenous and non-...

AIATSIS formalises unprecedented global partnerships

26 May 2018

AIATSIS formalised agreements to partner with Oxford University and King’s College London in the United Kingdom this week.

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Tyronne Bell, Jai Bell, and Glen Freeman help Malcom Turnbull to give an acknowledgement of country in Ngunawal.

Indigenous Languages in Australian Parliaments

21 May 2018

As a part of AIATSIS’ Ngunawal Revival Project, we assisted in writing an acknowledgment of country in Ngunawal, which PM Malcom Turnbull has said in Parliament. But on what other occasions have Indigenous Australian languages been used in Parliament?

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Fight for Life: The Father Dixon and the Stuart Case Papers

14 May 2018

Sentenced to hang in 1959, Arrernte man Rupert Max Stewart survived 7 stays of execution and ultimately had his conviction commuted to life in prison. The Father Dixon and the Stuart Case Papers provide an insight into how this was achieved.

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Papers of Alick and Merle Jackomos

1 May 2018

Merle and Alick Jackomos have a long connection with AIATSIS. Upon hearing the news that the Jackomos family home was being sold, the Institute contacted Merle and Alick’s daughter, Esmai, to make arrangements for the preservation of her parents’ papers. 

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"The role of AIATSIS is important because it is the major repository for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies ... to make sure not only that these things are preserved and maintained and looked after, but are available for future generations."

Professor Michael (Mick) Dodson AM, former Chairperson, AIATSIS Council