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AIATSIS CEO Wrap Up of 2019

23 Dec 2019

I want to take this opportunity as people head on a well-deserved break, to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year. It has been a very busy year for AIATSIS with many successful activities.

Gangalidda Garawa peoples celebrate the return of their cultural heritage material from Manchester Museum at handover event in Moungibi (Burketown)

19 Dec 2019

Yesterday, the Gangalidda Garawa people gathered to celebrate the return of culturally significant items from the Manchester Museum.

Ngulla Wellamunagaa Exhibition

Continuity and resurgence: AIATSIS brings focus back to the people in Ngulla Wellamunagaa

5 Dec 2019

'Ngulla Wellamunagaa – Trees that Have Survived and Revived' is now open at the National Museum of Australia.

Vale Sam Watson

28 Nov 2019

Earlier this week, Australia lost one of its most courageous leaders and activists in Sam Watson. His family said that when he passed he was surrounded by loved ones, who held his hand as he made his journey back to the Old People.

Upcoming events


Ngulla Wellamunagaa

Ngulla Wellamunagaa celebrates the survival, continuity and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres...


Native Title Representative Body (NTRB) Legal Workshop 2020

In 2020, AIATSIS will deliver the fourth annual NTRB Legal Workshop in Perth, Western Australia.


Nyiyanang wuunggalu! Symposium

Nyiyanang wuunggalu! Indigenous insights into effective policy engagement and design AIATSIS is...

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