Dr Doug Marmion learns traditional Mongolian throat-singing

Language revitalisation on the agenda in Inner Mongolia

23 Jul 2015

Dr Doug Marmion recently travelled to the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia to attend an international symposium on ‘Parallels between...

Australian Aboriginal Studies journal covers

Australian Aboriginal Studies is inviting papers

22 Jul 2015

The Australian Aboriginal Studies journal is inviting papers for coming issues.

A portrait of an unidentified Aboriginal woman holding a baby

We all Stand on Sacred Ground Exhibition

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures and identity are centred on an intimate relationship to their land.


5 hours 19 min ago

Check out this amazing and inspirational video on Indigenous footballers in the AFL. http://t.co/4H5A1cV7TU


7 hours 22 min ago

We're hiring! Help us find the best candidates and spread the word to your networks. http://t.co/kRmcCCGX4x http://t.co/agp9jig6qc


10 hours 22 min ago

Australia shares cutting-edge work to revitalise Indigenous languages in China http://t.co/2Oo9BGs5DM http://t.co/N0dto8CmVm


11 hours 31 min ago

Thanks for spreading the word @living_archive! #Indigenous #languages #archiving



Find out about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, history, culture, and rights.

finding your family

Finding your family

We can help you with your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history search.

using the collection

Use the collection

There are many ways to use the AIATSIS collection, and they don't all involve visiting us in Canberra.

Freedom Ride

1965 Freedom Ride

Jump on the bus and take a journey with the Student Action for Aborigines organisation.

research publications

Research publications

Peer-reviewed books, papers, journals and other research publications.

native title

Native Title and land ownership

We protect the Native Title and traditional ownership of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through research and policy advice.

Aboriginal Australia map

Aboriginal Australia map

The map depicts the language, tribal or nation groups of the Aboriginal people of Australia.

torres strait islander flag

Indigenous Australian flags

The history behind the Aboriginal flag and the Torres Strait Islander flag.

shop for books

Aboriginal Studies Press

Visit the AIATSIS publishing arm, Aboriginal Studies Press.

Check out the latest releases...

"The role of AIATSIS is important because it is the major repository for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies ... to make sure not only that these things are preserved and maintained and looked after, but are available for future generations."

Professor Michael (Mick) Dodson AM, Chairperson, AIATSIS Council