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Ocean Guardian – Malu Yawa Garka
Cultural heritageCollectionArt18 Mar 2020 Charlotte Lembit
Innovative Audiotape Device Designed In-house
Yolŋu Sign Language
CultureIndigenous Australian Languages23 Sep 2019 Dr Bentley James
Yolŋu Sign Language is a unique, endangered sign language of the Yolŋu people of North East Arnhem Land.
Conservation of Indigenous Language Cards
Indigenous languagesLinguisticsCollection2 Sep 2019 Rhonda Smith, James Campbell
The Ken Hale language cards in the AIATSIS Collection number over 3500 and help document various Indigenous languages from the remote regions of Australia.
Treaty - Yothu Yindi
'Treaty', by the band Yothu Yindi, was a worldwide hit and remains one of Australia’s most iconic rock songs.
Pallottine Mission student records - Tardun, WA
CollectionReserves and missionsArchives and archiving5 Jun 2019 Cathy Zdanowicz
In July 2017, the Pallottines donated a collection of material to AIATSIS relating to the Mission, hostel and school that had been operating in Tardun, WA, from 1948 to 2004. A portion of this collection included the student files that had been kept and maintained in relation to Aboriginal children who had been staying in the hostel and attending the school.
Nganapurru malngmarama balandanha runungura baman
War ServiceHistoryIndigenous Australian LanguagesCollection23 Apr 2019 Rita Metzenrath
A month after the bombing of Darwin in 1942, a parachute came down on Rirratjingu lands on Bremmer Island. Read how Wandjuk Marika rescued American pilot Flt Lt Clarence Sanford.
Wisdomatic Women Leader: The Spirit of Baymarrwaŋa
CultureIndigenous Australian Languages7 Mar 2019 Dr Bentley James
Laurie Baymarrwaŋa (1917-2014) was a humble and inspirational leader from the Crocodile Islands who spent a lifetime teaching and promoting Yolŋu language, knowledge and culture.
A Rare Pine Needle & Raffia Mat by Marilyne Nicholls
In 2016, AIATSIS acquired a tiny woven object only 16cm in diameter for our Art and Object Collection. Its small size belies the complex story behind its creation.