From Wentworth to Dodson - an interactive timeline

From Wentworth to Dodson is an interactive timeline presenting 50 years of AIATSIS and significant events for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from 1964 to present day.

The journey of AIATSIS reflects the changing relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider community in Australia.

The Hon W C Wentworth, AO, was an Australian politician and a Federal Member of the Australian Parliament from 1949 to 1977. Wentworth is known as the Founding Father of the Institute. Professor Mick Dodson, a Yawuru man from Broome, a Professor of law and former Australian of the Year, is the current Chairperson of the AIATSIS Council.

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Wentworth to Dodson interactive timeline

Last reviewed: 1 May 2017