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Mr R Wavehill Jangala

Vale Mr R Wavehill Jangala

25 May 2020

AIATSIS was saddened to hear of the passing of Mr R. Wavehill Jangala. The Institute would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the friends, family and the Gurindji community at this time.

Gurgan-Mibinyah dictionary

The words of the Mibiny available to learn in new dictionary

10 Apr 2020

The ancestral languages of the Tweed and Logan River areas of New South Wales and Queensland can be learned by new generations thanks to the Gurgun Mibinyah dictionary, published today by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Is

Vale Dennis McDermott

8 Apr 2020

AIATSIS was saddened to hear of the passing of leading Aboriginal academic, Professor Dennis McDermott last Friday, 3 April. The Institute would like to extend our deepest condolences to Dennis’ family, friends and everyone who is mourning this tragic loss.

Stanner Reading Room closed

17 Mar 2020

The Stanner Reading Room at AIATSIS is currently closed as a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be no public access, appointments, visits or tours available until 30 June 2020 at this stage.

Upcoming events


Common Problems - Shared Solutions Symposium

Common Problems - Shared Solutions is a free, three-day symposium to identify common issues and...


National Native Title Conference 2020

The 2020 National Native Title Conference will be hosted by the Minjungbal Bundjalung Elders...

Yatdjuligin book launch

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Stanner Award

The Stanner Award

This award is presented biennially to the best academic manuscript written by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander author.

W C Wentworth at the first Wentworth Lecture.

Wentworth lectures

Held biennially, the lecture encourages all Australians to better understand Indigenous studies and issues that go to the heart of our nation.

Last reviewed: 5 Aug 2019