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2019

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.

Nyamal Nation welcomes the return of cultural heritage material

Nyamal Nation welcomes the return of cultural heritage material

27 Nov 2019

Representatives of the Nyamal Nation participated in a private ceremony yesterday at the Western Australian Museum to welcome cultural he

Gangalidda Garawa and Nyamal Nations receive significant material from Manchester Museum at Australia House handover ceremony

25 Nov 2019

A delegation of Traditional Owners from the Gangalidda Garawa Nation and representatives from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and

AIATSIS and Manchester Museum sign formal partnership

AIATSIS and Manchester Museum sign formal partnership Memorandum of Understanding

22 Nov 2019

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the Manchester Museum, part of The University of

Mudburra to English first dictionary to include handsigns

22 Nov 2019

The Mudburra to English Dictionary was officially launched this week.

AIATSIS welcomes Uluru climbing closure decision

25 Oct 2019

Craig Ritchie, the CEO of AIATSIS congratulates the Anangu on this momentous occasion for their people and culture.

Traditional Owners from the Aranda and Bardi Jawi Nations, representatives from AIATSIS and the Illinois State Museum

Aranda and Bardi Jawi representatives attend handover ceremony at the Illinois State Museum

24 Oct 2019

A handover ceremony in Illinois has signified the official repatriation of 42 culturally significant items to Traditional Owners.

Gangalidda and Garawa body ornament worn during ceremony

Manchester Museum returns ceremonial and secret sacred materials back to Traditional Custodians

4 Oct 2019

Manchester Museum and AIATSIS are pleased to announce the unconditional repatriation of 43 secret sacred and ceremonial objects.

Marcia Langton at the National Press Club in Canberra

'Innovation – Indigenous genius then and now’

27 Sep 2019

In the 2019 Wentworth Lecture Professor Langton examined several instances of ancient Indigenous knowledge and their relevance to modern problems in Australia.

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