Find out about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, history, culture, and rights.
Finding your family
We can help you with your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history search.
Use the collection
There are many ways to use the AIATSIS collection, and they don't all involve visiting us in Canberra.
1965 Freedom Ride
Jump on the bus and take a journey with the Student Action for Aborigines organisation.
Peer-reviewed books, papers, journals and other research publications.
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
The map depicts the language, tribal or nation groups of the Aboriginal people of Australia.
Indigenous Australian flags
The history behind the Aboriginal flag and the Torres Strait Islander flag.
Aboriginal Studies Press
Visit the AIATSIS publishing arm, Aboriginal Studies Press.
"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