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This portal provides links to resources, contacts, information, and government programs and services for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders.
RMIT Publishing: A subset of the Australian Heritage Bibliography (AHB) this is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from published and unpublished material on Australia's natural and cultural environment containing records that specifically relate to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Source documents include journal articles, unpublished reports, books, videos and conference proceedings from many different sources around Australia. Emphasis is placed on reports written or commissioned by government and non-government heritage agencies throughout the country. Subject coverage includes aboriginal rock art sites, ceremonial grounds and sacred sites; important historical and archaeological sites; historic buildings and structures; historic towns and precincts; coasts; forests; national parks; endangered species; wetlands; rivers; geological features; wilderness areas; and world heritage sites.
RMIT Publishing: Formerly HERA, this is a database from the Australian Heritage Commission, providing access to information on Australia's natural and cultural environment, including national parks, endangered species, wilderness areas, important historical and archaeological sites, historic buildings, structures and towns. It indexes journals, unpublished reports, books, videos, and theses from many different sources around Australia. Emphasis is placed on reports written or commissioned by government and non-government heritage agencies throughout the country. Contains material dating from the mid 1970s.
: Administers anti-discrimination and human rights laws in Australia. The site provides links to publications of the Commission including reports, legal research, statistics, and educational material.
State Library of New South Wales: The Australian Indigenous Index (previously INFOKOORI)is an index to the Koori Mail (http://www.koorimail.com/), a national fortnightly newspaper published in Lismore, NSW, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The first issue was 23 May 1991. It reports on people, issues and events that affect indigenous peoplesfrom all over Australia - from an indigenous perspective. The Index also includes biographical material on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples form the magazines: Dawn (1952-1969), New Dawn 1970-1975) and Identity (1971-1982). Other historical information about Aboriginal people and communities from newspapers published in NSW, is also being added to the Index.
RMIT Publishing: Covers social sciences and humanities relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature from the social sciences and humanities perspective. It includes articles covering history, economics, politics, current affairs and culture.
University of Western Australia: The South-West of Western Australia covers the general area south of Geraldton and west of Esperance and Nungarin. This website provides the history and meanings of indigenous placenames in the area
AIATSIS: Dawn and New Dawn were magazines published between 1952-1975 by the New South Wales Aborigines Welfare Board, with the aim of providing interesting information and an exchange of news and views. The Dawn and New Dawn also served as a way for people to keep in contact. Today the magazines are a valuable source of family history information as they include details of births, deaths, marriages and baptisms, as well as hundreds of photographs. They also contain articles about the conditions and activities on reserves, stations, homes and schools throughout New South Wales. During its time of publication the magazines were also used to highlight the work of the Aboriginal Welfare Board. An index to biographical information contained within the newspapers is available on the Australian Indigenous Index produced by the State Library of New South Wales.
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Islander Studies: This electronic edition is based on the two volume printed Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia which can be located in the Reference Collection in the Main Reading Room at RFq 994.0049915 E56.
: The FAIMS (Federated Archaeological Information System) repository is a digital repository for storing documents, datasets, images and sensory data produced by archaeological research in Australia or collected by Australian archaeologists working abroad. Incorporates the Australian Historical Archaeological Database (AHAD)
Mura Gadi is an online guide to significant manuscripts, pictures and oral histories in the National Library of Australia relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples prior to 2003. Although it does not list the many books, periodicals and other publications in the Library relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, these materials can be found using the Library's online catalogue at http://www.nla.gov.au/catalogue/
A guide to how to use and find maps in the National Library of Australia to research family history. This guide covers pastoral and squatting maps, county and parish maps, real estate and sales plans.
A guide to Australian Indigenous language material held in the Manuscript collections of the National Library of Australia. Arranged by State and Territory and then alphabetically by language group. Descriptive information relating to the various manuscript collections containing language material is included.
A guide to assist researchers to discover published and unpublished material at the National Library of Australia relating to the Torres Strait Islands, including Thursday Island, Near Western Islands, Top Western Islands, Central Islands and Eastern Islands.
A guide to researching your indigenous family history at the National Library of Australia. Includes information on birth, death and marriage records; mission records; military records and other resources