Professor Dodson and indigenous art expert brenda croft at the unveiling of the artwork

Artist Gordon Bennett’s Legacy Lives On

7 Jul 2014

The passing of Indigenous artist Gordon Bennett is a great loss to Australia’s contemporary art scene, but his legacy lives on at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).

Peter Coppin at Yarrie Station

A lawman’s life: From virtual slave to leader of his people

4 Jul 2014

Peter Coppin’s epic and remarkable story is masterfully told in his updated memoir. In this expanded edition, author and trusted friend of Coppin, Jolly Read has beautifully captured the life of an exceptional man who fought for his people right...

AIATSIS Librarian Rita Metzenrath assists SLNSW Education Officer Andrea Sturgeon identify language material.

AIATSIS assists with teaching resource creation

2 Jul 2014

Education Officer in the Education Program of the State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW), Andrea Sturgeon visited the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Print Collections recently to...

Image of the packaging used for the mailout of the Pathways Benchmarking Surver

Future Pathways benchmarking survey

1 Jul 2014

On Friday 1 July, 2014 the Future Pathways benchmarking survey was mailed to more than 150 collecting institutions throughout Australia and the world. The recipients are invited to participate in a comparison of collection management,...

PM Tony Abbott launches 50 year coin

AIATSIS commemorative coin launched

25 Jun 2014

The Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Tony Abbott MP launched the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) commemorative 50 cent circulating coin at Parliament House in Canberra today. 

Singer songwriter Troy Brady.

ACT NAIDOC celebrations kick off with free festival

10 Jun 2014

Australia’s Got Talent finalist, ten-year-old Dean Brady and his singer-songwriter father Troy Brady will headline at this year’s NAIDOC on the Peninsula event in Canberra, Sunday 6 July.

Senator the Hon. Nigel Scullion speaking at the conference

Native Title Conference Keynote Addresses

6 Jun 2014

Convened by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and NTSCORP Limited, and hosted by the Gumbaynggirr people, traditional owners of the Coffs Harbour region, the conference promoted public debate...

Brian Wyatt keynote speaker at National Native Title Conference.

Native Title is fundamental to our future

4 Jun 2014

“Native title is fundamental to our future, and it is fundamental to Australia’s future. I have always argued that native title is a cornerstone of all policies related to Indigenous Affairs and essential for us to achieve economic...

Ezra Mabo speaks at the National Native Title Conference

Mabo Day celebrated at Native Title Conference

3 Jun 2014

The legacy of Eddie Koiki Mabo, not only for Australia's first people but also for Indigenous people around the globe, was celebrated at the National Native Title Conference in Coffs Harbour today.

The Gumbaynggirr Elders Choir perform songs in language during the welcome reception.

National Native Title Conference kicks off in Coffs

2 Jun 2014

Professor Mick Dodson welcomed more than 600 delegates from across Australia to the annual National Native Title Conference in Coffs Harbour.