About Us

Aboriginal Studies Press (ASP) is the publishing arm of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), the world’s premier research and collecting institute of Australian Indigenous studies.

We are a small, committed team of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people who publish outstanding writing that promotes an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. Our authors are Indigenous and non-Indigenous academics and general writers. A feature of our list is a series of books written collaboratively by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians working together, providing readers with access to stories – and a view of Australian history – that would otherwise remain invisible. We publish about six to eight titles each year.

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Our Staff


Rhonda Black

+ 61 02 6246 1184

Graphic Designer / Production Manager

Rachel Ippoliti

+ 61 02 6246 1131

Special Sales

Kim Johnston

+ 61 02 6261 4200

Editorial Assistant

Lisa Fuller

+ 61 02 6246 1192

Publishing Assistant

Rochelle Jones

+ 61 02 6246 1183


Aboriginal Studies Press

General enquiries


Rights enquiries

GPO Box 553
(Lawson Cres, Acton)
Canberra ACT 2601

Tel: +61 02 6246 1183

Tel: +61 02 6246 1183

Fax: +61 02 6261 4288

Rhonda Black


Bookshop opening hours

Publishing Advisory Committee (PAC)

The PAC members offer a range of skills: academic credentials; Indigenous community and language knowledge; as well as writing and publishing expertise. They consider manuscripts submitted for publication, along with ASP staff. The Principal is advised by the PAC’s recommendations.

View the current PAC members list.