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2019 Stanner Award winner Dr Debbie Bargallie

Racism in the APS examined in award winning thesis

16 Aug 2019

Dr Debbie Bargallie’s thesis, Maintaining the racial contract: Everyday racism and the impact of racial microaggressions on "Indigenous...

Shortlist announced for the 2019 Stanner Award

8 Aug 2019

The shortlist for the 2019 Stanner Award has been announced, with four outstanding finalists now vying for the unique prize.

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

In 2019 the world celebrates the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

Native Title Representative Body (NTRB) Legal Workshop 2020

Native Title Representative Body (NTRB) Legal Workshop 2020

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

In 2020, AIATSIS will deliver the fourth annual NTRB Legal Workshop in Perth, Western Australia.

AIAS.015.CS-000081131 - Painted dancers performing the first dance in a Bunggul performance

Treaty - Yothu Yindi

12 Jul 2019

'Treaty', by the band Yothu Yindi, was a worldwide hit and remains one of Australia’s most iconic rock songs. 

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Pallottine Mission student records - Tardun, WA

5 Jun 2019

In July 2017, the Pallottines donated a collection of material to AIATSIS relating to the Mission, hostel and school that had been operating in Tardun, WA, from 1948 to 2004.  A portion of this collection included the student files that had been kept and maintained in relation to Aboriginal children who had been staying in the hostel and attending the school.

Nganapurru malngmarama balandanha runungura baman

23 Apr 2019

A month after the bombing of Darwin in 1942, a parachute came down on Rirratjingu lands on Bremmer Island. Read how Wandjuk Marika rescued American pilot Flt Lt Clarence Sanford.

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