Content tagged with History

King Plates: A history of Aboriginal Gorgets

Summary King Plates describes and illustrates a large collection of Aboriginal gorgets, also called king or brass plates. These...

Publication or resource - 20 Jan 2015

Return to Palm Island

Summary In 1976, Bill Rosser visited friends on Palm Island and was shocked at the restrictions. The manager determined where Aboriginal people...

Publication or resource - 20 Jan 2015

The Great Forgetting

Summary The great forgetting conveys the forgotten story of Australia during the past couple of hundred years. In poetry and with striking...

Publication or resource - 20 Jan 2015

No Ordinary Judgment: Mabo, the Murray Islanders' Land Case

Summary This is the inside story of the Mabo case, a unique court drama where rights and interests previously unknown to Anglo-Australian law came...

Publication or resource - 20 Jan 2015

Unwritten Histories

Summary In this witty and satirical revisiting of Australia’s heroic past, Craig Cormick rediscovers the contributions of Indigenous...

Publication or resource - 20 Jan 2015

The road to Australia: Memoirs of Vladimir Kabo

Summary Russian ethnographer Vladimir Kabo's passion for more than 30 years has been the study of Australia's Indigenous people. Continually...

Publication or resource - 20 Jan 2015

Gong-Wapitja: Women and art from Yirrkala

Summary Contemporary women artists of the Yirrkala community in Northeast Arnhem Land create a wide variety of art and craft, from feathered string...

Publication or resource - 20 Jan 2015

Don't Ask For Stories: Women from Ernabella and their Art

Summary This collection of histories, in both written and illustrative form tells the story from 'first missionary coming', atomic bomb...

Publication or resource - 20 Jan 2015

Settlement: A history of Australian Indigenous housing

Summary Settlement traces the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing from the variety of shelters used pre-invasion to the...

Publication or resource - 20 Jan 2015

Black Gold: The Aboriginal and Islander Sports Hall of Fame

Summary Beautifully illustrated with black and white photographs, Black gold showcases our Olympic heroes, superb sportswomen, football...

Publication or resource - 20 Jan 2015

Paddy's Road: Life stories of Patrick Dodson

Summary While Patrick Dodson's bearded image is well known, the remarkable history of this outstanding Aboriginal leader has never before been...

Publication or resource - 20 Jan 2015

Very Big Journey: My life as I remember it

Summary 'When that good old horse took me away from Borroloola on the long journey to Darwin, it changed my life forever. I lost my true...

Publication or resource - 19 Jan 2015

Reading Doctors' Writing: Race, politics and power in Indigenous health research 1870–1969

Summary Reading Doctors’ Writing is a book for every Australian who reads or writes health research about Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

Publication or resource - 19 Jan 2015

A Bend in the Yarra: A history of the Merri Creek Protectorate Station and Merri Creek Aboriginal School 1841–1851

Summary The Yarra Bend Park marks one of the most important post-contact places in the Melbourne metropolitan area, and is of great significance...

Publication or resource - 19 Jan 2015

Aboriginal Suicide is Different: A portrait of life and self-destruction

Summary Aboriginal Suicide is Different is a study of youth who have, or feel they have, no purpose in life — or who may be seeking freedom...

Publication or resource - 19 Jan 2015

Australia: William Blandowski’s illustrated encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia

Summary William Blandowski was an explorer, natural scientist and artist who led a Victorian government expedition to the junction of the Murray...

Publication or resource - 19 Jan 2015

Encounters with Indigeneity

Summary For four decades Jeremy Beckett has shone a light on previously marginalised fields of life. While the many went in search of ‘...

Publication or resource - 19 Jan 2015

The Lone Protestor wins Magarey Medal for Biography

Dr Fiona Paisley holding her Award winning book The Lone Protestor Written by Historian Dr Fiona Paisley and published by Aboriginal Studies...

News - 12 Dec 2014

Entries now open for 2015 Stanner Award

Inscribed statuette (a glass eel trap) specially created for the Stanner Award by Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, winner of the National Aboriginal and...

News - 12 Dec 2014

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index (ABI) is a personal name index to published material held in the AIATSIS Library. The...

Page - 10 Dec 2014

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