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Series 9: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1978-1989

Located in Canberra, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (later the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies) promotes and supports research into the cultures (both traditional and contemporary), languages, histories, and contemporary needs of Australia's indigenous communities. Mabo first became associated with the Institute in 1978 when, as Director of the Black Community School, he was appointed a member of its Education Advisory Committee.

 

Folder 1 Papers relating to Mabo's membership of the Institute's Education Advisory Committee, 1978-1979
include minutes, agendas, grant applications, reports, discussion notes and conference papers.
Folder 2-5 Papers relating to Mabo's membership of the Institute's Social and Cultural Anthropology Committee, 1984-1986
Include circulars, correspondence, minutes, grant applications and evaluations of grant applications.
Folder 6 Correspondence, 1985-1989
Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Bill 1989: copy of Bill with Explanatory Memoranda and Second Reading Speech.
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