Pandora Archive


PANDORA (Preserving and Accessing Networked Documentary Resources of Australia) was established by the National Library of Australia (NLA) in 1996 with the aim of collecting, preserving and making available Australian web publications and websites. AIATSIS has been a contributing partner for Indigenous Australian content to PANDORA since 2001.

How to access PANDORA

Access is available directly through the PANDORA homepage or the AIATSIS Collections Catalogue.

AIATSIS Contribution Highlights in Pandora

AIATSIS’ participation in PANDORA ensures that Indigenous Australian content is preserved for future generations. The following are some sites AIATSIS has archived in PANDORA.

Website screenshot since 2006.
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Wangka Maya since 2006.
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Ngapartji Ngapartji since 2006.

View websites archived by AIATSIS.

Selection Guidelines

Creator and content are the primary factors used by AIATSIS for determining selection. Subject strengths include history, culture and languages. To be selected for archiving, a significant proportion of a work should be:

  • by an Australian Indigenous person, community or organisation about Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledges and experience
  • by an Australian Indigenous person or other author and contain a significant proportion of information of relevance to Australian Indigenous studies.

Our Selection Guidelines can be found here.

Suggest a Site

Your suggestions are important to help ensure the inclusion of Aboriginal People’s and Torres Strait Islanders’ content. Before submitting your suggestion, please ensure that the web site is not already in the archive by searching PANDORA. Use the online form to make your suggestion.

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Full title of the website or web content you are suggesting for archiving on Pandora.
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