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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.
In late 2016 I was fortunate enough to be awarded the NIRAKN Yumalundi Fellowship to conduct research for my PhD at AIATSIS.
An issue of The Strand Magazine from December 1914 featured an article by an Australian journalist entitled ‘Black “Sherlocks”: The Native trackers of Australia’.