Content tagged with History

The Bennelong Letter – Voice of a Wangal Diplomat

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. It...

Blog post - 10 Aug 2017

Against native title

'Against native title' is about a divisive native title claim in the town of Ceduna where the claims process has thoroughly reorganised local...

Publication or resource - 3 Aug 2017

2017 Stanner Award shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2017 Stanner Award has been announced, with four outstanding finalists now vying for the unique prize. Held biennially,...

News - 3 Aug 2017

My PhD: From Protection to Welfare

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

Blog post - 31 Jul 2017

NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week history Aboriginal rights groups began boycotting and protesting against Australia Day well before the 1920s. This eventually led to a...

Explore article - 23 Jun 2017

Gugu Badhun: People of the Valley of Lagoons

Bridging historical scholarship and Aboriginal oral tradition, this innovative book tells the story of the Gugu Badhun people of the Valley of...

Publication or resource - 23 May 2017

Sherlocks of the Bush

AIATSIS holds a wide range of magazines and journals dating back to the 19th century. Amongst these are a number of issues of The Strand Magazine...

Blog post - 18 Oct 2016

Possum skin cloak for AIATSIS

Possum skin cloak designer Lee Durroch with AIATSIS Curator Alana Garwood-Houng. On a cold and wet winter morning in Canberra, staff from the...

News - 14 Oct 2016

Introducing the Family History Unit

The Family History Unit has recently been re-established at AIATSIS. We are delighted to once again be able to offer Family History Research directly...

Blog post - 12 Aug 2016

Yijarni: true stories from Gurindji country

On 23 August 1966, approximately 200 Gurindji stockmen and their families walked off Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory, protesting against...

Publication or resource - 2 Aug 2016

ASP book launch - Pictures From My Memory

Introduced and edited by Professor Laurent Dousset, Pictures From My Memory was launched Tuesday 17 May 2016 at the Australian National University by...

Gallery - 23 May 2016

Pictures From My Memory: My story as a Ngaatjatjarra woman

Born in the bush at the time of first contact between her family and White Australians, Pictures From My Memory is the compelling...

News - 23 May 2016

Managing Information in Native Title

Vast amounts of information about people, country and culture are collected during the native title claim process, and post-determination management...

Research project - 2 May 2016

Canberra to Cape Bedford: using historical photo archives for better land management

The Hope Vale Congress of Clans rangers have taken an ‘out of the box’ approach to material that is being returned to the remote Aboriginal community...

Presentation - 29 Apr 2016

Ancestors teaching us anew

This panel will present on the ongoing work and finds from ‘Return, Reconcile, Renew: the history, effects and opportunities of repatriation and...

Presentation - 28 Apr 2016

The Wentworth Lectures: Honouring fifty years of Australian Indigenous Studies

The Wentworth Lectures honour the contribution of Sir William (Bill) Wentworth to the creation of AIATSIS in 1964; now a world-renowned research,...

Publication or resource - 2 Nov 2015

Melbourne Dreaming award win

(L - R) Don Garden (President Royal Historical Society Victoria) with Meyer Eidelson and Justine Heazlewood (Director Public Record Office Victoria...

News - 30 Oct 2015

Long History Deep Time

AIATSIS Chair Professor Mick Dodson AM (on the left) receives a copy of Long History Deep Time at the launch by Nobel Laureate Professor Brian...

News - 30 Sep 2015

Country women and the colour bar: grassroots activism and the Country Women’s Association

Country women and the colour bar is a timely corrective to established ideas about race relations in rural New South Wales. It reveals the untold...

Publication or resource - 29 Sep 2015

Country women and the colour bar: grassroots activism and the Country Women’s Association

Country women and the colour bar is a timely corrective to established ideas about race relations in rural New South Wales. It reveals the untold...

Publication or resource - 21 Sep 2015

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