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‘60 years of Indigenous Australian Literature: The History and Achievements of Aboriginal Studies Press’ exhibition at Maraga.

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is proud to present the exhibition '60 years of Indigenous Australian Literature: The History and Achievements of Aboriginal Studies Press' at Maraga, Canberra.

Aboriginal Studies Press (ASP) is AIATSIS’ publishing arm and Australia’s leading publisher of Australian Indigenous studies. ASP has published books, monographs, journals, and research papers since 1963, initially under the imprint of Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, and from 1988, under the ASP banner. 

Marking the 60th anniversary of AIATSIS, the exhibition explores ASP publications through different narratives about history, culture, language, art, sports, children’s stories, and contemporary issues. Each narrative offers insights into the diversity and depth of Indigenous Australian knowledges, and the contribution of ASP to Indigenous Australian literature and learning. 

‘Australia has a rich history of First Nation storytellers. Through this carefully curated exhibition, I am incredibly proud to be able to showcase the contribution of Aboriginal Studies Press in ensuring these compelling stories are recorded and shared with current and future generations’ commented Leonard Hill, Interim AIATSIS CEO.

The exhibition will be on display in the WEH Stanner Reading Room and Mabo Room at Maraga 51 Lawson Crescent, ACTON, ACT from 10am to 2pm (Monday to Friday), 5 February to 28 June 2024.

ASP Publications highlighted in the exhibition are available through the AIATSIS Shop

 

For media enquiries, interviews, or further information, please contact: 
E: Commsmedia@aiatsis.gov.au  

About AIATSIS: 
AIATSIS is a globally recognised cultural institution dedicated to promoting, preserving, and celebrating the rich heritage of Australia's First Nations peoples. AIATSIS works tirelessly to advance knowledge, understanding, and engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories, and heritage through research, publications, exhibitions, and partnerships. 

After 200 years : photographic essays of Aboriginal and Islander Australia today
Aboriginal Studies Press for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1988.
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Photo: AIATSIS.

An appreciation of difference: WEH Stanner and Aboriginal Australia
Melinda Hinkson and Jeremy Beckett
Aboriginal Studies Press, 2008
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Photo: AIATSIS.

Athol Burgess [with a load of mutton birds over his shoulders]
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Place: Babel Island, Tas.
Black and White Negative, 1985
Photographer: Ricky Maynard
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. After 200 years Project
Photo: AIATSIS.

Laura Dance Festival - [boys in the] Kuranda Dance Team  [painted up] at a practice session
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Place: Laura, Qld
Black and White Negative, 1986 
Photographer: Maureen A Mackenzie 
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. After 200 years Project 
Photo: AIATSIS.

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Last updated: 07 February 2024