Collections online

Collections online include online exhibitions and digitised collections.

The online exhibitions present curated information to enhance your discovery of the story behind the content. The digitised collections show items which have been digitised as part of our ongoing preservation work.

Exhibitions

We have created a range of online exhibitions which enhance and provide curated information on digitised collection items that relate to important events or cultural experiences for Indigenous Australians.

Our Language: Keeping Us Strong

Languages play a crucial role in the daily lives of people, not only as a tool for communication, education, social integration and development, but also as a repository for each person’s unique identity, cultural history, traditions and memory...

Stafford Brothers Online Exhibition

Stafford Brothers

In the Centenary of ANZAC, 'The Stafford Brothers' online exhibition commemorates the service and sacrifice of the original ANZACs and tells the story of three Aboriginal servicemen, descendants of the Darug (Warmuli Clan)/Gamilaroi....

Yunupingu and Hawke shaking hands in front of The Barunga Statement

The Barunga Statement

In 1988, Galarrwuy Yunupingu and Wenten Rubuntja presented then Prime Minister Bob Hawke with The Barunga Statement. View this nationally significant declaration and related items from the AIATSIS Collection.

A Possum Skin Cloak

A Possum Skin Cloak

The history and making of the AIATSIS Possum Skin Cloak.

Digitised collections

This section features collection items which have been digitised as part of our ongoing collection preservation work.

Yirrkala Bark Petitions

Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963

Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963 gain insights into the worry that people were feeling as the mining encroached on their land and their children's futures.

NAIDOC Posters

Each year NAIDOC Week has a theme. This is a record of NAIDOC posters from 1972 to now.

To remove and protect

The state and territory government legislation

Collectors of Words

Information on Australian languages has been written down from at least 1770, with the collection of words at the Endeavour River by Captain Cook in his voyage up the east coast of Australia.

Diana Mudgee

Diana was an Aboriginal woman from the Piambong/Mudgee area of New South Wales.

From the loss of her parents at a young age, through childhood marriage and motherhood to her connection with one of the most important families in Australian history, Diana's life was nothing short of inspirational. It's a story that needs to be told.

Last reviewed: 4 Mar 2016