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Indigenous Languages in Australian Parliaments

Tyronne Bell, Jai Bell, and Glen Freeman help Malcom Turnbull to give an acknowledgement of country in Ngunawal.

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21 May 2018 Jacqueline Battin

As a part of AIATSIS’ Ngunawal Revival Project, we assisted in writing an acknowledgment of country in Ngunawal, which PM Malcom Turnbull has said in Parliament. But on what other occasions have Indigenous Australian languages been used in Parliament?

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Fight for Life: The Father Dixon and the Stuart Case Papers

Pencil drawing of Ceduna Fun Fair layout

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14 May 2018 Rita Metzenrath

Sentenced to hang in 1959, Arrernte man Rupert Max Stewart survived 7 stays of execution and ultimately had his conviction commuted to life in prison. The Father Dixon and the Stuart Case Papers provide an insight into how this was achieved.

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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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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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Sherlocks of the Bush

Cover The Strand Magazine, Vol. xlviii, No.287, December 1914 (RP STR)

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18 Oct 2016 Dr Blake Singley

An issue of The Strand Magazine from December 1914 featured an article by an Australian journalist entitled ‘Black “Sherlocks”: The Native trackers of Australia’.

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Introducing the Family History Unit

The Family History Unit, (L-R) PJ, Judy, Narelle and Kayannie

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12 Aug 2016 Family History Unit

The Family History Unit has recently been re-established at AIATSIS.

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