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Natural History Museum (UK): On 13 May 1787 eleven ships, now commonly referred to as The First Fleet, set sail from Portsmouth to establish a colony in New South Wales, Australia. They reached their destination on 18 January 1788, 18 years after Captain James Cook had first landed on the east coast of Australia at Botany Bay. One of the unplanned but long-lasting outcomes of this event was the large number of outstanding drawings of aboriginal people, the landscape and wildlife found on arrival as well as of the early foundation of the colony. Drawings have been arranged under four themes: Natural History; Ethnography; Topography; and History.
National Centre of Biography: Indigenous Australia contains biographical entries on Indigenous Australians. It also brings together all entries on Indigenous Australians found in the National Centre of Biography's biographical websites; Australian Dictionary of Biography, Obituaries Australia, Labour Australia and Women Australia. The site also supports special projects such as the Australian Indigenous Autobiography Archive.
RMIT Publishing: Represents the collections of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Library. Subject coverage includes Australian Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander studies, Stolen generation, removal of children, Arts, copyright issues, Racism, discrimination, Internet & telecommunications facilities, Communities - profiles of particular communities including outstations, homelands, Cross-cultural awareness, Economic development, Employment & Training, Law, Indigenous legal services, customary law, family law, human rights, intellectual property, Criminal justice system, deaths in custody, Demography, Education, Environmental issues Constitutional reform, Commonwealth and State/Territory Government relations, Health, Language policies, Sport and recreation policies, Tourism, Housing, Land, Land rights, Land Councils, Native Title, Land acquisition, Sea rights.
RMIT Publishing: Indexes published and unpublished material on Australian Indigenous studies. Source documents include journal articles, newspapers, pamphlets, published government reports, published conference papers, book chapters, books, discussion and working papers, and published statistical documents. All records relate to Australian Indigenous studies, and are in English with some in Australian Indigenous languages. The broad topic areas cover languages, cultures, anthropology, archaeology, health, education, arts, oral histories, history, legal issues such as native title, criminal justice, land rights, customary law and its recognition, women's issues, youth issues, government policies and programs.
RMIT Publishing: The Informit Indigenous Collection offers a variety of content on both historical and topical issues within Indigenous studies. It encompasses anthropology, community development, cultural studies, economics, education, health, history, human geography, law and land rights, literature, politics and policy making, (post)colonial studies, psychology, race studies, sociology and visual and performing arts. IIC includes material from Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, North America and The Pacific which normally is not easily located in standard resources.
Koori Mail: Online version of the Koori Mail, 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. An Index to the Koori Mail is also available on the Australian Indigenous Index website produced by the State Library of New South Wales.
ACER Cunningham Library: This database contains details of 8,045 books, articles, conference papers and reports on various aspects of Indigenous education from publishers in Australia and overseas. Material in the database is currently drawn from the Australian Education Index, produced by Cunningham Library, with additional material to be sourced from a variety of international organisations and publishers. Maintained by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)it contains links to full text content.
Informit: This subset covers all aspects of Australian immigration and multicultural issues that specifically relate to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
RMIT Publishing: MAIS ATSIS is a subset of the MAIS database and contains records that specifically relate to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Source documents include books, book chapters, journal articles, selected newspaper articles, government documents, conference papers, research reports, theses and multimedia. Subject coverage includes immigration, emigration, multiculturalism, ethnicity, racism, multicultural education, migrant health, welfare and social services, access and equity, settlement services, refugees, population studies, and Aboriginal studies. Some international material is included. From August 1996 the focus has narrowed to Australian material only.
Federal Court of Australia: This database contains Australian material relating to native title and land claims including journal articles, books, book chapters, conference papers, reports and press clippings. This collection began in the 1990s, although some material dates back to 1839. It also includes selected material from other jurisdictions including New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Africa and Asia.
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/