Blog: Collection

 

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From Art Petition to the People's Movement for Reconciliation

Sea of Hands

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10 Nov 2017 Rita Metzenrath

How did a colourful sculptural installation that started as an innovative form of protest transform into an enduring symbol of Non Indigenous community aspirations to be reconciled with Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders?

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Audiovisual Heritage of Torres Strait Singing and Dancing

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27 Oct 2017 Kelly Wiltshire

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage raises awareness about the importance and vulnerability of audiovisual collections. For AIATSIS the content at risk includes recordings of Aboriginal cultural, social and political life from the 1940s to early 2000s.

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The Bennelong Letter – Voice of a Wangal Diplomat

The Bennelong Letter

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21 Aug 2017 Rita Metzenrath

The AIATSIS Collection holds a very precious copy of what is considered to be the first known use of written English by an Aboriginal Australian.

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Family History Research Success for Fred

Victor and Julia Leftwich

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16 Aug 2017 Kayannie Denigan

As part of Family History Month, the AIATSIS Family History Unit has requested feedback from our clients about how they have been using the research materials and tools we provide them. Here is Fred’s story.

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My PhD: From Protection to Welfare

Ashlen Francisco immersed in the Collection

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31 Jul 2017 Ashlen Francisco

In late 2016 I was fortunate enough to be awarded the NIRAKN Yumalundi Fellowship to conduct research for my PhD at AIATSIS.

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Beginning to heal; the National Sorry Day Committee working papers

Reverend Dr John P Brown

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1 May 2017 Fiona Blackburn

Reverend John Brown’s donation of his National Sorry Day Committee working papers is available for use at AIATSIS. The Committee worked tirelessly from the release of the Bringing them home report in 1997, to 2008, to coordinate Sorry Day activities and so start a journey of healing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The papers convey the work that, in Reverend Brown’s experience, became totally consuming.

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More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander records on Trove

A selection of titles from the AIATSIS pamphlet collection.

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21 Jul 2016 Jenny Wood

We've been working hard on a project with the National Library of Australia to load our unique catalogue and index records relating to other parts of our collection onto Trove.

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