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.

An exhibition to celebrate IYIL2019

20 Sep 2019

Representatives from Ngunnawal, Warlpiri and Meriam communities, and Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre gathered at AIATSIS to launch our latest exhibition.

Cultural heritage material to be returned to Aranda and Bardi Jawi communities from overseas

10 Sep 2019

AIATSIS welcomes the announcement that Aranda people of Central Australia and Bardi Jawi people of the northern Dampier Peninsula in Western Australia will have 42 culturally significant objects returned from overseas.

Ngarrindjeri Concise 2nd edition Dictionary launched

6 Sep 2019

The new publication contains over 500 additional words and provides convenient, portable access to a Ngarrindjeri-to-English wordlist plus a finder list (English-to-Ngarrindjeri).

Welcome to ANIRC photo

Presentations now available from ANIRC 2019

26 Aug 2019

Select presentations from the 2019 AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference are now available on our website.

Governor General visits AIATSIS

Governor General visits AIATSIS

21 Aug 2019

His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Mrs Linda Hurley took time out of their busy schedule to visit AIATSIS this week

2019 Stanner Award winner Dr Debbie Bargallie

Racism in the APS examined in award winning thesis

16 Aug 2019

Dr Debbie Bargallie’s thesis, Maintaining the racial contract: Everyday racism and the impact of racial microaggressions on "Indigenous employees" in the Australian Public Service, has been named as the 2019 Stanner Award winner.