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Little Red Yellow Black Book

40% OFF award-winning publication

9 Jul 2018

The Little Red Yellow Black Book is 40% OFF until August 31st 2018. An invaluable guide to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

Karajarri Senior Cultural Advisor Mervyn Mulardy with sons, being interviewed and filmed by AIATSIS researcher Nell Reidy, near Bidyadanga, WA.

“Respect and honour” will underpin ethical research guidelines review

22 Jun 2018

AIATSIS has announced a review, including an invitation for public feedback, of the Guidelines for Ethical Research in Australian...

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Man & Women (vases)

A response to ‘Aboriginalia and the politics of Aboriginal kitsch’

15 Jul 2018

A response to Dr. Liz Conor’s The Conversation essay ‘Aboriginalia’ and the politics of Aboriginal kitsch’ by Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Wiradjuri elder and collector of Aboriginalia, with curator Sally Brand.

Kerry Reed-Gilbert

Reading Room Display: The Kerry Reed-Gilbert collection

29 Jun 2018

A new display has opened in the AIATSIS Reading Room featuring Aboriginalia from the Kerry Reed-Gilbert collection.

Nathan Dukes and Colin MacDougall

Photographing large paintings in the Stanner Room

19 Jun 2018

Now that four of the largest paintings in the AIATSIS Collection have been digitised, we have extremely detailed, colour accurate digital reproductions preserved for the future. 

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Finding your family

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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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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.

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AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia

The map depicts the language, tribal or nation groups of the Aboriginal people 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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"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