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There is a considerable information on Indigenous Australia from both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous sources.
This page links to the Indigenous Languages page and contains information on Tribal Areas, sporting involvement and individual sporting high achievers.
The First Page has information on both The Arts & individual artists and Indigenous beliefs & culture.
The Third Page covers community information, government involvement, health, legal matters and reports/research over a considerable period.
The Fourth Page covers documents, current involvement, Indigenous media , information on reconciliation and general information.
For information about, and links for, Indigenous languages click on the button below.
In some cases these also include language groups, clans, … .
- Tribal Boundaries in Aboriginal Australia
Norman B Tindale, South Australian Museum. It shows suggested ‘Aboriginal group boundaries at the time of European contact’.
- Australian Aboriginals - Tribal Boundaries
Interactive map. SA Museum. Also included on a listing of Maps of Aboriginal Australia, along with many others.
- Australian Aboriginal Tribes
‘Recorded information on most Australian indigenous tribal groups is very limited. The following list is only to be regarded as introductory. For more specific information consult the sources listed’.
- Indigenous Peoples of Australia
General Introduction, listings for each state and territory. Not a total listing but a reasonable start. There is a direct link to a List of Indigenous Australian group names which provide name, alternative name[s], geographical area, AIATSIS Region. Wikipedia.
- Maps [DPC, Victoria]
‘A selection of historical and contemporary map resources. Please note these links are from external resources’.
‘6 maps of Aboriginal Australia. They are designed for print and electronic display’. Includes Sydney, NSW, Australia.
- MAP, Tribal
Map of the major tribal/language groups in Aboriginal Australia.
- Aboriginal Football
‘A site dedicated to celebrating the enormous contribution Indigenous Australians have made to the game of Australian rules football - Australia’s home-grown football game’. Also see Marn Grook for more information.
- Aborigines in Sport
This is a file, created in 1987 by Colin Tatz. See later reference to his work.
- ATSIC Sports Awards
Archived page lists awards and winners from 1986 to 2003. An archived resource.
- Australian Sports Commission
‘Games and Activities; Yulunga : full resource; Yulunga : individual games; Background’. Indigenous sport.
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- Aboriginal Indigenous Sport
Multiple sections cover all sports, facts and figures, Traditional Aboriginal games, resources, sports books and related articles. They also have a listing of Famous Aboriginal Athletes with brief summaries of their achievements.
- National Indigenous Sport Development Program
‘The Australian Sports Commission, through the National Indigenous Sporting Development Program, provides funding to 16 National Sporting Organisations to coordinate and delivery mainstream sport participation and development programs that directly engage Indigenous communities’.
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- Sport and Racism
‘Tatz catalogues the long history of poverty, adversity and racism that has dogged Aborigines in sport. Their Third World status is not just an historical episode from the bad old unenlightened days, either’. Review of a 1995 book on the subject by Colin Tatz - Obstacle Race : Aborigines in Sport.
- Beale, Kurtley
- Beetson, Arthur
Rugby League Player, “Immortal” of the game, Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame, 2003.
- Dodd, Travis
- Ella, Mark
Rugby player, one of three brothers to represent Australia.
- Freeman, Cathy
Olympic Athlete, Gold Medallist.
- Goodes, Adam
Australian Rules player, Brownlow Medallist.
- Goolagong Cawley, Evonne [Fay]
Aboriginal tennis star.
- Inglis, Greg
Rugby League international.
- Johnson, Patrick
Athlete, sprinter, fastest Australian over 100m.
- Long, Michael
Australian Rules player, Australian Football Hall of Fame 2007.
- Mills, Patrick
Australian basketball player. Plays in the NBA.
- North, Jade
- Peris, Nova
‘Australian Olympic Athlete, Indigenous advocate’.
- Perkins, Charles
Football [soccer] player, activist.
- Rose, Lionel
First Indigenous World Champion boxer, Australian of the Year 1968.
- Thurston, Johnathon
Rugby League player.
- Williams, Harry
Football player, World Cup representative.
- Winmar, Nicky
Australian Rules Footballer.