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lantern slides being digitised

International membership boosts accessibility to resources

6 Aug 2020

An international membership will enhance AIATSIS' capacity and capability to preserve materials for future generations.

Umpithamu dictionary

First ever Umpithamu dictionary published

3 Aug 2020

The first comprehensive dictionary of a Cape York language to be published in over two decades has been released.

National Native Title Conference 2020 cancelled

National Native Title Conference 2020 cancelled

30 Jul 2020

AIATSIS has made the decision to cancel the National Native Title Conference 2020 as a result of the impacts of COVID-19.

Ngiyampaa dictionary

Ngiyampaa language strengthened by new dictionary

21 Jul 2020

Ngiyampaa Wordworld is a wonderfully vibrant dictionary funded through the Indigenous Languages Preservation: Dictionaries Project.

Upcoming events


Family History Month 2020

To celebrate Family History Month this August, AIATSIS are hosting two free online events featuring...


National Native Title Conference 2020

The 2020 National Native Title Conference has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

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