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AIATSIS CEO Wrap Up of 2019

23 Dec 2019

I want to take this opportunity as people head on a well-deserved break, to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year. It...

Gangalidda Garawa peoples celebrate the return of their cultural heritage material from Manchester Museum at handover event in Moungibi (Burketown)

19 Dec 2019

Yesterday, the Gangalidda Garawa people gathered to celebrate the return of culturally significant items from the Manchester Museum.

Nyiyanang wuunggalu! Symposium

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Nyiyanang wuunggalu! Indigenous insights into effective policy engagement and design

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.

What is Yolŋu Sign Language?

Yolŋu Sign Language

23 Sep 2019

Yolŋu Sign Language is a unique, endangered sign language of the Yolŋu people of North East Arnhem Land.

Conservation of Indigenous Language Cards

Conservation of Indigenous Language Cards

2 Sep 2019

The Ken Hale language cards in the AIATSIS Collection number over 3500 and help document various Indigenous languages from

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Find out about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, history, culture, and rights.

finding your family

Finding your family

We can help you with your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history search.

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Use the collection

There are many ways to use the AIATSIS collection, and they don't all involve visiting us in Canberra.

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Work with us

Find out how you can get involved with a world-renowned research, collecting and publishing organisation.

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Research publications

Peer-reviewed books, papers, journals and other research publications.

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Native Title and land ownership

We protect the Native Title and traditional ownership of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through research and policy advice.

Aboriginal Australia map

AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia

The map depicts the language, tribal or nation groups of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia.

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Indigenous Australian flags

The history behind the Aboriginal flag and the Torres Strait Islander flag.

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Aboriginal Studies Press

Visit the AIATSIS publishing arm, Aboriginal Studies Press.

Our vision is a world in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ knowledge and cultures are recognised, respected, celebrated and valued.