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Staff overwhelmingly vote ‘Yes’ to new EA

13 Sep 2018

The AIATSIS Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021 was formally signed by bargaining representatives this week.

Funding to improve Indigenous outcomes through expert cultural exchange

15 Aug 2018

AIATSIS was successful in its application for a COALAR grant to support a two-way learning exchange with Mexico and Peru.

Indigenous Youth in Governance Masterclass

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

In November 2018, the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI) in partnership with AIATSIS and Reconciliation and supported by t

Aboriginal Personal Stories of Life in South Australian Homes, Orphanages: The story of Veronica Brodie

21 Sep 2018

The Jerry Schwab Collection of sound recordings comprises of nine audiocassettes and transcripts documenting the stories of forced removal and survival of Aboriginal people from different parts of South Australia. One of those is Veronica Brodie's story.

Photographic technician Charnel Henaway prepares lantern slides from the AIATSIS Pictorial Collection for digitisation.

Digitising the AIATSIS lantern slide collections

5 Sep 2018

Lantern slides are a unique format that was in wide use from the 18th to mid-20th century and allowed glass photographic transparencies to be displayed using a magic lantern projector.

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Following the Franklin: Kim McKenzie and the Tasmanian Film Project

31 Aug 2018

This month marks 35 years since the Federal Government ceased the Hydro-Electric Commission’s construction of a dam on the Franklin River in southwest Tasmania; however, evidence presented during this court case claiming the archaeological significance of Kutikina Cave was neither exceptional nor significant continued to haunt archaeologist Rhys Jones.

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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