AIATSIS statement on the recommendation of the establishment of a National Resting Place

7 Dec 2018

Professor Michael McDaniel welcomed the recent release of the final report of the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition...

Stanner Reading Room closure

5 Dec 2018

The Stanner Reading Room and Client Access rooms will be closed between the 24th of December and the 2nd of January due to the...

NTRB Legal Workshop 2019

NTRB Legal Workshop 2019

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Native Title Representative Body and Service Provider (NTRB) lawyers are at the forefront of native title law, policy and practice.

AIATSIS National Indigenous Indigenous Research Conference 2019

Monday, 1 July 2019

AIATSIS will co-convene the AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference with QUT in 2019, and will be held at QUT’s Gardens Point campus in Brisbane over three days, 1 to 3 July. The theme is Research for the 21st century.

A Rare Pine Needle and Raffia Mat by Marilyne Nicholls

A Rare Pine Needle & Raffia Mat by Marilyne Nicholls

16 Nov 2018

In 2016, AIATSIS acquired a tiny woven object only 16cm in diameter for our Art and

Postcard sent by Private Daniel ‘Dan’ Cooper to his sister Sally Russell – ‘to my dear sister’, 1917, Jackomos Collection, JACKOMOS.A03.CS-000110193.

Remembrance Day 2018

11 Nov 2018

AIATSIS pays our respects to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders who served and died in all wars.

Keeping our AV cogs turning

Keeping our AV cogs turning

27 Oct 2018

Our engineering section archives and maintains the devices and ancillary machines that are needed to play back the sound and vision



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