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2019

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.

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).

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