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AIATSIS acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Custodians of Country and recognises their continuing connecting to land, sea, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

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Reading Room is now open

The Reading Room is now open to the public, Monday to Friday between 10.00am to 1.00pm. Access outside of those hours is available by appointment.

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2021 AIATSIS Summit

AIATSIS Summit

Join us in 2021 for the AIATSIS Summit. For the first time ever the AIATSIS National Native Title Conference and the National Indigenous Research Conference will be held together over five days.

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Clever Man: The Life of Paddy Compass Namadbara cover

Clever Man: The Life of Paddy Compass Namadbara

Clever Man offers a unique perspective on the life and making of Aboriginal Western Arnhem marrkidjbu (clever man) Paddy Compass Namadbara.

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