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Indigenous Australia

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following may contain images and voices of deceased persons.

There is a considerable information on Indigenous Australia from both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous sources.

This page covers documents, current involvement, Indigenous media, information on reconciliation and general information.

This page has been archived and is no longer being maintained.

The First Page has information on both The Arts & individual artists and Indigenous beliefs & culture.

This page has been archived and is no longer being maintained.

The Second Page links to the Indigenous Languages page and contains information on Tribal Areas, sporting involvement and individual sporting high achievers.

This page has been archived and is no longer being maintained.

The Third Page covers community information, government involvement, health, legal matters and reports/research over a considerable period.

Famous Indigenous Australians will be found using this link. For information about Indigenous Education, both for and about Indigenous people, use this link.

Documents & Texts

Books, Journals, Monographs, …

Specific items, entry points for multiple works.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
    Check the Research, Publications and Collections sections in particular.
  • Aboriginal History Monographs
    ‘Present discussions or a series of articles on single subjects of contemporary issues’. Free downloads in several formats.
  • Aboriginal History [Journal]
    Articles, reviews, etc., on all aspects of Australian ethnohistory. Free downloads in several formats.
  • Countering Racism in Schools
    2008, Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Referring specifically to Indigenous students.
  • Fremantle Press
    ‘A key component of the Press’ publishing program is our Indigenous titles list, which is highly regarded at a national and international level’.
  • Inception Strategies
    ‘Inception Strategies develops social comics for government organisations to assist them deliver positive health and education strategies to communities and individuals. The storylines are developed through workshops with the community for whom the comic is intended’.
  • Magabala Books
    ‘Publishes books by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all over Australia. Magabala Books is Australia’s oldest independent Indigenous publishing house’.
  • Mura Gadi
    ‘Online guide to manuscripts, pictures and oral histories in the National Library of Australia relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’. Now archived through Trove.
  • Publications and Other Resources About Indigenous Australians
    ‘To help find records about themselves or their family, the National Archives has published books, guides, fact sheets and articles. Below is a list of key resources’.
  • Rock Painting Sites in the Kimberley Region
    Report with graphics by the Lommels [1955]. Downloadable by sections in PDF format. Fascinating.

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Current Involvements

    Part of the ANTAR site but dealing specifically with the Northern Territory Intervention and other options that could have been taken. Check the Campaigns & Issues page for other actions.
  • Black Pages
    ‘Black Pages is Australia’s first and only national on-line Indigenous Business and Community Enterprise Directory’.
  • Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
    ANU. ‘Australia’s foremost social science research body focusing on Indigenous economic and social policy from a national perspective’. Research, publications, more.
  • Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
    The Government site providing details of this process. Sections on background and The Constitution. Embedded inks to other information including reports.
  • Jawun : Indigenous Corporate Partnerships
    ‘Jawun forms partnerships to benefit corporate, government and Indigenous Australia’. Linked with the Noel Pearson - Cape York Partnerships.
  • National Congress of Australia’s First People
    ‘Created to give our peoples a say on issues important to us and to create a national voice for those opinions to be heard by all Australians’. News, policy, advocacy, events, support, more.
  • Tourism Australia’s Aboriginal Tourism
    ‘Provides links and information for people working within the Indigenous tourism sector, particularly tourism business operators and aspiring tourism operators and their support networks’.
  • Recognise
    ‘RECOGNISE is the people’s movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our Constitution. Tens of thousands of Australians from all walks of life have already declared their support to recognise the first Australians in our founding document’. Sections on Why, getting involved, events, media, about the process, more.

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Other Information



For specific educational opportunities [and information] as provided by the states & Commonwealth, visit the Indigenous Education page. Other links are provided here.

General Sites

  • Aboriginal Calendar
    Lists major dates throughout the year where significant Indigenous events and actions have occurred.
  • Aboriginal Technologies
    Information, links from Questacon, relating to Aboriginal Technology
  • AIATSIS Databases
    ‘Links to a wide range of indexes/databases and a selected few major websites freely available on the Internet.’.
    From an Aboriginal community in Alice Springs. News, didjeridoo information, cultural information, Aboriginal art, tours, other goods.
  • Aboriginal Flag
    Learn about the Aboriginal flag. Also find the Torres Strait Island Flag, the history of the flag and view a finished product. For information about the History of the Aboriginal Flag go here.
  • Aboriginal Studies WWW Virtual Library
    Links to resources, native title, languages, bibliographies, spirituality, art & culture, more. Not updated for some time.
  • Archives, Libraries and Family History - Aboriginal Studies [University of Sydney]
    Archives, Libraries, Biographies, websites, Family History Resources - links, many annotated.
  • Archives Relating to Indigenous People [AIATSIS]
    ‘Archives are records, documents and manuscripts held by state and commonwealth archives and libraries. Archives collections may also be found in museums, local history societies or in private collections’. Annotated links covering all states and territories, as well as the commonwealth.
  • ARDS
    ‘Aboriginal Resource and Development Services Inc is an Indigenous, non-government, charitable organisation’.
  • Australian Indigenous Rights Activists
    ‘Indigenous and other Australians involved in indigenous rights activism’. From Wikipedia.
  • Australian Indigenous Service
    ‘Provides assistance to : clients interested in researching Indigenous local or cultural history; Indigenous Australians researching their family history; public libraries developing their library services and collections for their local Indigenous community’. State Library of NSW.
  • Burragubba
    Paintings, services, music, cultural programs, photos, links.
  • Centre for Appropriate Technology
    ‘CAT provides information, knowledge and practical services across a range of areas including energy, housing and infrastructure, water, waste, telecommunications, transport and technical skills development’.
  • First Australians
    ‘Introduces visitors to the two Indigenous groups in Australia - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - and shows the wide diversity of languages and cultures within these groups’. National Museum of Australia.
  • Family History
    ‘Copies of genealogical information and photographs from the Tindale Genealogical Collection for the Queensland Aboriginal communities of Yarrabah, Cherbourg, Mona Mona, Palm Island, Woorabinda, Bentinck Island, Doomadgee and Mornington Island, as well as two northern New South Wales communities at Boggabilla and Woodenbong’.
  • Frog & Toad’s Indigenous Australia
    Information on the Tent Embassy in Canberra. This is only one aspect of the information on a much larger Indigenous Australia site.
  • Indigenous People
    Links from the State Library of Queensland covering their own holdings, other electronic resources, Internet sites.
  • Links to Aboriginal Australia
    Links to Aboriginal life and history.
  • Little Red Yellow Black Site
    Culture and Sport, Participation and Governance, Resistance and Reconciliation. Included are educational resources, further reading, audiovisual material and links to further resources.

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Indigenous Media

  • AIATSIS Audiovisual Archive
    ‘Holds the world’s premier collection of moving image, recorded sound and photographic materials relating to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories’.
  • Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association
    ‘Promotes Aboriginal culture, language, dance, and music while generating economic benefits in the form of training, employment and income generation’.
  • Gadigal Information Services
    Based in Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Goolarri Media
    ‘Goolarri Media’s primary interests lie in developing and fostering the growth of Indigenous media in the Kullarri region’. Broome, W.A..
  • Imparja
    ‘Unique in Australia and the world, being totally owned and controlled by Northern Territory and South Australian Aboriginal shareholders. All its activities positively promote Aboriginal culture and values’.
  • InfoKoori Database
    ‘Index to the Koori Mail, a national fortnightly newspaper published in Lismore, NSW, that focuses on the Indigenous people of Australia, from May 1991 to date’.
  • Indigenous Australia [Media]
    Media by and about indigenous Australians.
  • Indigenous [Message Stick]
    Indigenous news and media from the ABC. Their Special Topics page is well worth visiting.
  • Living Black
    ‘Australia’s only Indigenous current affairs show’. SBS television.
  • National Indigenous Radio Service
    ‘National satellite company that provides 24 hour a day programming to over 130 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander radio stations throughout Australia, as well as another 120 mainstream non-indigenous community stations’. Also incorporates the National Indigenous News Service.
  • National Indigenous Television [NITV]
    ‘National Indigenous Television is a 24 hour television service established by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to improve the lives of our peoples’.
  • National Indigenous Times
    ‘Australia’s leading Indigenous Affairs news provider … Land rights, native title, treaty to reconciliation, stolen wages, Aboriginal art, NIT gives an in-depth look at black and white Australia’.
  • Paw Media
    ‘The Warlpiri Media website created on-site at Yuendumu, Northern Territory’.
  • The Koori Mail
    Fortnightly paper containing information for indigenous people and others.
  • Top End Aboriginal Bush Broadcasting Association
    ‘Formed by Top End community members who recognised the need to encourage and assist the development of local broadcasting and information services at all remote communities’.
  • Deadly Vibe
    ‘A dynamic Aboriginal media, communications and events management agency. We specialise in the implementation, production and dissemination of targeted, culturally sensitive communication products and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities’.

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Links to reconciliation and national Sorry structures.

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