The AIATSIS Stanner Room is currently closed to the public as a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information

Unmasking the Racial Contract examines racism in the APS

24 Jun 2020

A new book by Kamilaroi and Wonnarua author, Dr Debbie Bargallie, has implored people to recognise institutionalised racism in the public...

Stanner Reading Room remains closed

23 Jun 2020

The Stanner Reading Room at AIATSIS remains closed until 31 July 2020 for public access at this stage.

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Common Problems - Shared Solutions Symposium

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Common Problems - Shared Solutions is a free, three-day symposium to identify common issues and practices in process, archiving platforms and metadata in collections.

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National Native Title Conference 2020

Monday, 19 October 2020

The 2020 National Native Title Conference will be hosted by the Minjungbal Bundjalung Elders on their traditional lands, in Tweed Heads, New South Wales (NSW).



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