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Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies


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

Indigenous Art Market 2024

The AIATSIS Indigenous Art Market is returning in 2024 and is the largest Indigenous art market in the Canberra region. IAM has also become a popular online event, showcasing a diverse range of paintings, textiles, sculptures and much more.

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Return of the Gweagal Spears to the La Perouse Aboriginal Community

On 23 April 2024, in a ceremony held in the Wren Library at Trinity College Cambridge, four spears taken by James Cook and Joseph Banks on 29 April 1770 were permanently repatriated to the La Perouse Aboriginal Community from Sydney, Australia.

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