Jimmy Pike (approximately 1940-2002) was a Walmajarri man of the Great Sandy Desert and prolific artist intent on sharing his knowledge and love of his desert home.
Mapping NSW Aboriginal Missions, Stations, and Camps 1883-1969
This interactive map of New South Wales Aboriginal Missions, Stations and Camps identifies the locations and provides information about Aboriginal reserves, camps, stations, children’s homes, and some unofficial settlements operating under the tenure of the Aborigines Protection Board during its active years.
Indigenous Australian Languages
Over 250 Indigenous Australian language groups lived on this continent in 1788.
AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia
The Aboriginal Australia map is an attempt to represent all the language, tribal or nation groups of the Indigenous people of Australia.
International Women's Day posters
Over the years, we have produced an International Women’s Day poster that features an inspirational image from the AIATSIS Collection or a prominent role model in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Fighters from the Fringe
Oodgeroo Noonuccal was a poet, activist and public speaker during the 1960s.
Indigenous Australians: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Australia’s Indigenous peoples are two distinct cultural groups, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
Australian collection in the Vatican Museums
The main source of the Australian collection items in the Vatican Museums are from the Tiwi Islands north of Darwin, Kalumburu in the north east Kimberley and around New Norcia near Perth. Objects include some of the earliest preserved Pukumani funeral poles from the Tiwi Islands, unique artworks from the Kimberley region, as well as rare pieces from other areas.
On International Women's Day 2017, AIATSIS honours Dr June Oscar AO
The UN Women National Committee’s theme for International Women Day’s 2017, Empower a woman, empower a nation, is about transforming the lives of women and girls through empowerment.
Encountering truth: the real life stories of objects from empire’s frontier and beyond
June Oscar shares stories from her Bunuba people from when white men came.
Apology to Australia's Indigenous peoples
The National Apology to the Stolen Generations came about as a recommendation from The National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal Children from their Families. It highlighted the suffering of Indigenous families under the Commonwealth, state and territory Aboriginal protection and welfare laws and policies.
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