Content tagged with History

Anthony Martin Fernando

The Anthony Martin Fernando exhibition introduces you to the life of this remarkable man concentrating on a very specific time in Fernando’s life...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

Mission Days

Introducing the Remembering the Mission Days online exhibition is Dr Lawrence Bamblett, a Wiradjuri man from New South Wales and a Research...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

First encounters and frontier conflict

Story of Mayawagu by senior Borroloola artist Nancy McDinny, the image courtesy of Waralungku Arts, Borroloola, NT First contact between...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

Calling the Shots - Aboriginal Photographies

[[nid:17081]] Historically, photographs of Indigenous Australians were often produced under unequal and exploitative circumstances. Today ...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

Fighters from the Fringe

The highly respected and admired Oodgeroo Noonuccal, also known as Kath Walker, articulated the feelings of Aboriginal people for the rest of...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

Rare early image of Corroboree

Newcastle tribe in 1818 from 'An Historical Account of the Colony of New South Wales and its Dependent Settlements' by Captain James Wallis....

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

War Service

Group portrait of the special platoon consisting of Aboriginal soldiers, all volunteers, at Number 9 camp at Wangaratta with Corporal Mullett (left...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

Mabo case

Eddie Mabo, from Land Bilong Islanders. Courtesy of Trevor Graham-Yarra Bank Films. The Mabo Case was a significant legal case in Australia...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

Land rights

Vincent Lingiari famously given back Gurindji tribe lands by Prime Minister of Australia Gough Whitlam in 1972 after the Wave Hill walkoff....

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

1965 Freedom Ride

The 1965 Freedom Ride exhibition introduces you to the Student Action For Aborigines organisation and explains how students from the...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

Dates of significance

There are a number of dates significant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that are celebrated with all Australians today. Some key...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

Born a Half Caste

Marnie Kennedy was born on the banks of the Coppermine Creek in western Queensland in 1919. Marnie tells of her journey to Palm Island where she grew...

Publication or resource - 28 May 2015

Scholar and Sceptic Australian Aboriginal Studies in Honour of LR Hiatt

This volume celebrates the life and work of one of Australia’s foremost anthropologists, LR Hiatt. Hiatt sought to bring the study of Aboriginal...

Publication or resource - 28 May 2015

Somebody Now: The autobiography of Ellie Gaffney, a woman of the Torres Strait

Ellie Gaffney’s thirst for knowledge, her determination to succeed and her desire to help her people, shine through these pages as she tells the...

Publication or resource - 28 May 2015

A Foundation for all Australians

Photo caption: (L-R) Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, AIATSIS Chairperson, Professor Mick Dodson AM, the...

News - 14 May 2015

AIATSIS welcomes funding boost

AIATSIS Chairperson Professor Mick Dodson AM, spoke about the significance of the collection at the National Press Club in November 2014...

News - 29 Apr 2015

Fighting Hard – The Victorian Aborigines Advancement League

Fighting Hard (Aboriginal Studies Press, $39.95), provides fascinating insights into one of Australia’s most remarkable organisations – the oldest...

News - 27 Apr 2015

Searching for Charles and Clyde

The circular tinplate badge is a photomontage believed to be of three Stafford brothers circa 1918 – Courtesy of Peter Morphett. Found pinned...

News - 23 Apr 2015

AIATSIS launches new website

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) has a brand new website. When AIATSIS formed in 1964, we set...

News - 16 Mar 2015

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